News | June 19, 2013

SELC takes action to stop coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake, North Carolina

SELC has taken action to compel Duke Progress Energy to stop its illegal coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake, a public fishing lake near Wilmington. By treating Sutton Lake as a wastewater pond for its coal ash discharges, Progress has caused the lake to become heavily contaminated with selenium and other pollution. Pollution in groundwater is also threatening the drinking water supply of a low-income community. Read the full press release.