Earlier this year, Duke Energy agreed to excavate all of its unlined coal ash basins in North Carolina. In Rowan County, the process for recycling coal ash from the former Buck Steam station has started.
There have been many questions regarding the basins as high levels of toxic elements were found in the drinking water of homes near Duke facilities.
“This important step forward provides certainty for neighbors about our closure plans and allows us to recycle more coal ash to benefit our customers and North Carolina’s economy,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president said at the time.
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