"Arsenic. Lead. Mercury. Sulfuric Acid.
At a closed Duke Energy power plant, at least 10 billion pounds of coal ash containing these toxins and more are sitting on the banks of the Ohio River – a source of drinking water for more than 5 million people.
How the polluted ponds got there is a story that began long before environmental laws were created to keep people and drinking water safe from toxic waste.
How much longer the dumps might stay — and put our drinking water at risk — is a saga that’s just beginning to unfold."