North Carolina Fines Duke Energy a Measly $7 Million for Coal Ash Contamination — And Environmentalists Are Pissed
The settlement includes another $10-15 million to help accelerate the clean up of groundwater contamination around four coal-fired power plants.
No One Seems to Know Who — or What — Is Poisoning North Carolina Drinking Water Supplies
Ninety-three percent of drinking water wells tested by state regulators were found to have toxins, which could be due to Duke Energy coal ash ponds — or geology.
Coal Ash May Be Making Pennsylvania Inmates Sick, and Now They're Fighting to Shut Their Prison Down
Did the authorities in charge of SCI Fayette put its prisoners at risk of illnesses that usually affect coal miners?
Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash')
In this extra scene, a couple living near a coal ash pond in Dukeville, North Carolina, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years.
The Largest Coal Ash Pond in the US: Coal Ash (Part 2)
In the final part of our series, VICE News travels to Pennsylvania, home to the largest coal ash pond in the country, which continues to leak dangerous pollutants out into the community.