Tom O’Larnic: Let them drink the water

June 23, 2014 

In response to the June 18 news article “ In N.C. hamlet, residents worry about effects of coal ash ponds”: North Carolina and Duke officials can find no significant problems with the water in Dukeville. Let’s see them put the water where their mouth is.

Replace the drinking water of these state and Duke officials, especially spokesperson Erin Culbert, and their families with water from Dukeville wells closest to the coal ash pits. No, let’s take that further; also replace their bathing and cooking water as well. Shouldn’t be an issue since according to Culbert, “if we had any indications that we see with concerns for your health, Duke Energy would be proactive.”

Tom O’Larnic

Wake Forest

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