Duke Energy's coal ash problem worsens

And that problem is seeping into our water systems:

The Allen Steam Station has both unpermitted discharges (seeps) and groundwater violations at wells around the site. The Marshall Steam Station was cited only for groundwater violations. In November 2012, the Riverkeeper reported unpermitted discharges at Allen to the EPA and the State. Investigating this summer, multiple other unpermitted discharges were discovered and tested. The liquid seeping out from the Allen coal ash lagoons have manganese (a neurotoxin) at 44 times the standard, cobalt at 39 times the standard, and boron at 1.2 times the standard.

Every day that passes with no efforts on the part of Duke Energy to mitigate these threats leaks more toxins into our precious water supplies, and the problem isn't restricted to a specific region or geologic formation. The same thing is happening near the coast, and you can't put that poisonous genie back into the bottle.

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Skvarla knows what to do

Turn down money that his department requested for water quality testing!

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

If Duke contaminates the water...

...then the Frackers can't be blamed.

Right you are!

Especially when the precise type of poisons that the frackers use is kept secret. It will be virtually impossible to trace the contamination to any particular party with any degree of certainty.

Making it easy and straightforward to blame Obama, Hagan, Perdue, Moral Monday anarchists and tree-hugging liberals.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis