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Residents Concerned About Coal Ash in Eden, N.C.

An Eden community is protesting the very idea of Duke Energy building a coal ash landfill near it.

The company’s Dan River steam station site is now retired, following a coal ash spill into the waterway in February 2014.

Spokesperson Jeff Brooks said 1.2 million tons of coal ash have been excavated and sent mostly by rail to a landfill in Amelia County, Va.

The remaining 1.4 million tons may be stored in a new lined landfill in or near Eden.

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