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Public Hearing On Coal Ash Recycling Tonight

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will be in town tonight to get public input on a new air quality permit for Duke Energy.

Tonight’s public hearing will focus on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant near Goldsboro.

Duke Energy has proposed constructing a fly ash processing facility at the plant so it can repurpose and sell off the coal ash for the concrete industry.

Bobby Jones with the Down East Coal Ash Coalition says the coal ash at the H.F. Lee Plant needs to be cleaned up, but this is not the way to do it.

Jones is concerned about how re-burning the coal ash will affect the area’s air quality.

According to Duke Energy, the coal ash at the H.F. Lee Plant makes sense for recycling due to the regional demand for concrete, and the company will monitor air quality during the operations.

Duke Energy says burning the coal ash will create only a fraction of the emissions compared to when the H.F. Lee coal plant was in operation.

The NCDEQ‘s public hearing will be held tonight, Tuesday, July 10, at 7 PM in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College.

Duke Energy fact sheet regarding ash recycling at H.F. Lee Plant

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One Comment

  1. betablocker says:

    what is that huge patch of white foamy looking stuff at H.F. Lee Plant that is visible using Google Earth?

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