Coal Ash

Coal ash dump neighbors won't drink their own well water

The controversy surrounding Duke Energy's coal ash ponds is hitting home with some neighbors who say recent test results have them scared to drink their own well water. Sherry Gobble, her husband Bryant and their son and daughter live in the Dukeville community near coal ash ponds behind the Buck Steam Station near Salisbury.

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IN NC HAMLET, RESIDENTS WORRY OVER COAL ASH PONDS

Since 2011, Duke and North Carolina environmental regulators have known that groundwater samples taken from monitoring wells near the Thomases' home and others in Dukeville contained substances — some that can be toxic — exceeding state standards.

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