Major environmental justice victory in North Carolina as state orders cleanup of toxic coal ash – ThinkProgress

“North Carolina joins a growing regional trend, as both South Carolina and Virginia have pushed forward with their own efforts to force coal ash cleanup. According to a national assessment of coal plants published in March by the environmental legal group Earthjustice and the Environmental Integrity Project, coal ash contaminates groundwater at 91% of U.S. coal plants. The Southeast and Midwest are among the most impacted regions.”

Major victory for environment as Duke Energy ordered to clean up toxic coal ash

Advocates hailed the announcement as “one of the most important steps in the state’s history.”