EDEN, N.C. (AP) — A public hearing is scheduled to be held in Eden to discuss Duke Energy’s plans to build an industrial landfill that would handle coal ash and other waste.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1RaoZfn) the hearing slated for Wednesday evening will focus on a draft solid waste permit for Duke. The meeting will be held in Eden Town Hall.
The landfill would handle coal ash and other wastes from the utility’s now-retired Dan River power plant. The state Department of Environmental Quality has determined that the application meets state law requirements.
The public comment period lasts until April 17.
Duke Energy must excavate coal ash from the Dan River plant and three others and close the ponds by Dec. 31, 2019.