"Rail Cars Laden With Coal Ash Rolling Into Virginia Landfill"

"RICHMOND, Va. — Two years after one of the nation's worst coal ash spills, 1 ½ million tons of the potentially toxic waste byproduct from coal-fired power generation is being moved by rail from the banks of the Dan River in North Carolina to a landfill in central Virginia.

Three times a week, about 30 rail cars are loaded with coal ash from Duke Energy impoundments in Eden, North Carolina, and hauled to the landfill in rural Amelia County, about 40 miles southwest of Richmond.

Those shipments are scheduled to double in February, increasing to 60 rail cars three times a week, each rail car carrying more than 100 tons of what the industry calls coal combustion residuals."

Steve Szkotak reports for the Associated Press January 28, 2016.


"Duke Energy Begins Pumping Coal Ash Pond Water into Lake" (Time Warner Cable News)

Source: AP, 02/01/2016