"Ash Is on the Move in Dan"

"Newly released data from federal researchers suggests that coal ash in the Dan River has migrated fairly dramatically in recent weeks but stayed well upstream from Kerr Reservoir.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the data and a map late last week showing shifts in the percentages of coal ash in two sets of sediment samples, taken about a month apart at 29 sites along 70 miles of river spanning parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

The research shows diminishing percentages of coal ash near the retired Dan River Steam Station on the outskirts of Eden and increasing levels near the downstream community of Danville, Va."

Taft Wireback reports for the Greensboro News & Record May 29, 2014.

Friday, May 30, 2014