Positive Future #683 (Feature photo – Coal Ash Under A Microscope – By wabeggs – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18082033)
EnergyCentral writer Nevelyn Black brings us the story of Duke Energy – a publicly traded company – that dumped 80 million tons of coal ash into unlined basins in North Carolina. The problem is that these dump sites are close to important waterways. This environmental breach must now be cleaned up. However, the $8 to $9 billion cost will be paid in part by ratepayers.
This victory for the future may inspire many more victories in clean up of industrial excesses of the past. You can read more here: https://www.energycentral.com/c/um/duke-energy-settlement-results-country%E2%80%99s-largest-coal-ash-cleanup