Thursday 18 Jul 2019

Public Hearing On Coal Ash Recycling Facility (PHOTOS)

Citizens voice their concerns over the coal ash recycling facility proposed at the H.F. Lee Plant in Goldsboro.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality held a public hearing on Duke Energy’s coal ash beneficiation project Tuesday evening at Wayne Community College with roughly 40 people in attendance.

Millie Chalk, Duke Energy’s District Manager for the area, says the coal ash reprocessing method is already used across the East Coast.

Mark Colebrook, the founder of Operation Unite Goldsboro, spoke out at Tuesday’s public hearing, comparing the coal ash facility’s health risks to housing a nuclear weapon in the community.

If the air quality permit is granted for Duke Energy’s coal ash reprocessing facility at H.F. Lee, the coal ash recycling unit could be up and running within the next two years with the goal of recycling the coal ash left at the plant by 2030.

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