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Health Of Our Water

Coal ash ponds at Riverbend Steam Station in Mount Holly.
David Boraks

There’s a troubling controversy swirling around the quality of drinking water from wells near coal ash ponds. First, the state said it wasn’t safe to drink. Now they say it is. The governor has accused a state scientist of lying and now his boss has resigned saying she can’t work for a department or administration that would deliberately mislead the public  So, how safe is our water and can we believe what we’re told? 

Sam Perkins
- Catawba Riverkeeper

Michael Tomsic - reporter, WFAE

Erin Culbert - spokesperson, Duke Energy