"In Hurricane Florence’s Path: Giant Toxic Coal Ash Piles"

"Dozens of toxic coal ash piles across the Southeast are in the path of what is forecast to be days of torrential rains and flash flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Environmental advocates are warning that the giant impoundments, often built beside waterways, are at risk of spills or collapsing.

They've seen what extreme rainfall can do: When Hurricane Matthew crossed North Carolina two years ago, it caused a breach in a cooling pond, and coal ash leaked from a nearby coal ash basin at a power plant on the Neuse River."

James Bruggers reports for InsideClimate News September 12, 2018.


Source: InsideClimate News, 09/13/2018