Jenn Galler

7. Dangers of Coal Ash and How NC Citizens Fought Against It

7. Dangers of Coal Ash and How NC Citizens Fought Against It

This episode I talk with Al and Debbie who are co-chairs of Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash Chapter. We start by talking about the current coal ash dumps and their effects in their rural community and then how they fought a proposed 850+ acre coal ash dump from coming in by an investor called Vista Green. We talk about the dangers of coal ash, the significance of county-wide zoning, educating the public about coal and dirty jobs, water testing, and how they are now staying active as a chapter to fight any future problem that may arise in their county. Contact and connect with Debbie and Al: chemdeb@embarqmail.com or aw6kwas@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Northampton-County-Citizens-Against-Coal-Ash-1630601693623955/ Articles on Northampton County Coal Ash: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2018/08/10/local-officials-residents-deal-setback-to-proposed-coal-ash-storage-site-in-northampton-county/ https://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2017/03/13/coal-ash-sites-are-no-stranger-to-nhampton/ Dangers of coal ash: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/coal-ash-spill-dam-breach.html https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-danger-of-coal-ash-the-toxic-dust-the-fossil-fuel-leaves-behind https://www.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-basics Kingston Coal Ash Spill: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/02/coal-other-dark-side-toxic-ash/ https://www.nrdc.org/stories/hundreds-workers-who-cleaned-countrys-worst-coal-ash-spill-are-now-sick-and-dying https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2019/02/05/kingston-coal-ash-spill-timeline-lawsuit/2767409002/ Background Music Credits: https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music

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