Coal ash polluting NC river was once Appalachian mountaintops

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Before its coal-fired units were shuttered in 2012, the Dan River plant was among Duke’s operations known to have used coal from Appalachian mountaintop removal mines. Mountaintop removal is an extreme form of strip mining developed in the 1970s that uses explosives to blast off mountain peaks to reach coal seams, with the resulting waste typically dumped into valleys below.

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