Coal Ash  

BREDL Coal Ash Campaign

Brickhaven Coal Ash Landfill after Heavy Rain



The BREDL Coal Ash Campaign aims to block the landfilling of coal ash from Duke Energy's plants. Staff and volunteers are working with county commissioners and environmental justice advocates to prevent this hazardous waste from contaminating groundwater and drinking water in the state’s mega-dump communities. The League warns that landfilling would endanger public health and the environment. The League's Executive Committee has determined that the full liability for the coal ash should be borne by Duke Energy.


BREDL Comments to U.S. EPA Regarding Coal Ash Management

Oct. 15, 2019: The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League opposes the transfer of the coal ash pollution problem from the private power company to the public. The reintroduction of any poison into the environment under the guise of so-called beneficial use merely transfers the problem from one medium to another and from one community to another. A new way must be found.



Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash interviews

An interview with members of the Executive Team of North Carolina's Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash talk about their fight to prevent Vista Green from putting an enormous coal ash dump in their county. Interviews and Video from Ken and Deborah Ferruccio, Environmental Educators and Activists


Drone video and photos from Brickhaven Coal Ash Landfill After Heavy Rain

Nov. 25, 2018: Drone footage and still images of the Brickhaven coal ash landfill in Chatham County, NC. Taken 11/25/18 after some heavy rain. The landfill, in operation since late 2015 is owned and operated by Charah, LLC, Duke Energy's ash from the Sutton and Riverbend facilities have been disposed of there. The landfill was permitted in June 2015- has only been taking coal ash around 3 years. NC DEQ permitted the site in a little over 6 months.

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Drone video and photos from Brickhaven Coal Ash Landfill After Hurricane Florence

Sept. 26, 2018: Drone footage and still images of the Brickhaven coal ash landfill in Chatham County, NC after rains from Hurricane Florence. The landfill, in operation since late 2015 is owned and operated by Charah, LLC, Duke Energy's ash from the Sutton and Riverbend facilities have been disposed of there. Video and pictures taken September 22, 2018.

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