Protest planned at Duke’s uptown headquarters

02/06/2014 7:35 AM

02/06/2014 8:24 AM

A group of Charlotte environmental activists plans a midday protest Thursday outside Duke Energy’s headquarters in uptown.

Charlotte Environmental Action said the activists will gather at noon outside the headquarters, on Church and Stonewall streets,. to protest the leakage from a Duke Energy coal ash pond into the Dan River in northern North Carolina. The river supplies drinking water for Danville, Va.

The group says a coal ash lagoon at Duke’s former plant near Mountain Island Lake is a threat to that impoundment, which supplies drinking water for Charlotte and other communities. Duke Energy officials have said they plan to clean the site and that the lagoon is not a threat to the lake.

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