Coal Ash Issue

Politics & Government

Duke researchers: NC coal ash could be a resource, not just a hazard

While state lawmakers and environmental authorities are fixated on coal ash as a hazard, some are beginning to think of the waste as a resource. Rare earth elements – key ingredients of technologies such as smart phones, electric car batteries and bulletproof glass – are found in abundance in coal ash and could be mined for profit, according to Duke University researchers.

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Heavy rain floods cars and threatens homes on Dacain Road in Raleigh

VIDEO: Floodwaters from heavy rain flood cars and threaten homes on Dacain Road in Raleigh Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Heavy rain floods cars and threatens homes on Dacain Road in Raleigh 0:51

Heavy rain floods cars and threatens homes on Dacain Road in Raleigh

Heavy rains cause flooding around Crabtree Valley Mall 0:41

Heavy rains cause flooding around Crabtree Valley Mall

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC 1:27

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC 1:52

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC