Coal Ash Issues in North Carolina

Read the latest on NC’s coal ash dumping issues and get updates on Duke Energy’s actions towards coal ash cleanup. Find news on how coal ash pollution affects nearby community well water quality, people’s health and more.

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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