**Important Announcement! The Moral Monday Town Hall has been rescheduled to March 31st due to bad weather predictions. Please spread the word.**
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
United in Christ Ministries
211 N. Oakland Ave. Eden, NC 27288
The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement will join with health and environmental experts to discuss the dangerous consequences of the Dan River spill and of coal ash ponds on our economy, environment, and health.
Are you concerned about the health risks of living near a coal ash pond? Do you have questions about Gov. McCrory and the NC Department of Environmental Resources' response to the spill? Do you believe Duke Energy needs to use this opportunity to create jobs and pay to clean up the spill with their own profits rather than hike our electricity bills?
· Coal ash is extremely toxic. It contains arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium, and other toxic pollutants
· The EPA has found some coal ash ponds pose a 1 in 50 risk of cancer to residents drinking arsenic-contaminated water—2000 times higher than the EPA regulation’s target.
· Living near a coal ash pond is more dangerous than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
· Nationwide, more than 70 percent of coal ash ponds are located in communities with income below the national median.
· People of color make up 1 in 4 of the residents living within 2 miles of the Dan River Power Station—which is adjacent to the coal ash pond where the spill occurred
· Duke Energy made $9 billion in profits over the past five years yet they pay no income tax and received a rebate from the federal government of $300 million last year.
· Duke Energy is the largest political action committee in the state.
211 N Oakland Ave
Eden, NC 27288
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