March 22, 2012 was World Water Day. See how North Carolina citizens came together to protect their waters from coal ash, the second largest industrial waste stream in United States. North Carolina's waters have been polluted by coal ash, a toxic stew of pollutants that can cause birth defects, cancer and organ damage.
State Fact Sheets on Coal Ash Are there coal ash ponds in your state? Use an interactive map to find detailed analysis on more than 700 coal ash dump sites in 35 states across the country. Learn about locations of the ponds, potential damage cases, current regulations, and more.
Behind the Scenes French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson describes how coal ash has contaminated North Carolina's groundwater, lakes and communities in the unEARTHED blog series, Tr-Ash Talk.