Coal Ash

Coal ash is a byproduct of burning coal to produce electricity. Within a 29 mile stretch of the Catawba River, near Charlotte, 120 million tons of coal ash are stored in unlined, leaking impoundments (commonly referred to as coal ash “ponds”). These ponds sit adjacent to reservoirs (lakes) that supply over one million people with drinking water.

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