Southern Environmental Law Center maps of coal ash pits in North Carolina show that many pits were placed over streams and creeks, and these drainages connect with North Carolina’s waterways. The maps clearly illustrate why capping in place does not stop pollution from coal ash pits. While the maps highlight surface waters, groundwater contamination is also a known, ongoing problem at all of the Duke Energy sites with coal ash pits in North Carolina.
Asheville Power Station, Buck Power Station, Cape Fear Power Station, Cliffside Power Station, G.G. Allen Power Station, Lee Power Station, Marshall Steam Station, Mayo Power Station, Riverbend Power Station, Roxboro Power Station, W.H. Weatherspoon Power Station
These SELC maps are based on USGS data and several of these pits are quite old so please note that the three other Duke Energy sites—Belews Creek, Dan River, and Sutton--may have streams that flow through and simply predate the USGS data or may be revealed by additional analysis.