Weatherspoon Coal Ash

The photograph below was taken on October 12th during the historic flooding of the Lumber River. This event reminds us why it is so important for the coal ash to be excavated and removed away from Jacob Swamp and the Waccamaw River.

And now we have another opportunity to weigh in...on Thursday, December 8th at 6 pm at Robeson Community College's A.D. Lewis Auditorium, when NC DEQ will host a public meeting on Duke's draft permits seeking permission to discharge wastewater and stormwater from the Weatherspoon Plant to the Lumber River and Jacob Swamp in Lumberton.

We'll be there on December 8th to submit our comments on Duke's draft permits and invite you to join us to submit your own comments and/or to show your support for protecting our people and our environment from toxic coal ash.

Want more information? Contact christine@winyahrivers.org or visit the NCDEQ website.

And here's a good article about coal ash in North Carolina.