Florence Washes Away Portion of Coal-Ash Landfill in North Carolina

posted by Dennis Elliott - 

CAPE FEAR, N.C.—Heavy rains from Florence washed out a portion of a landfill used to dispose of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity.

Part of the earthen top of the 20-foot tall landfill was gone, exposing the deep gray ash beneath, and an undetermined amount of the coal ash washed into nearby Lake Sutton, which feeds into the Cape Fear River.

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