Several organizations including Cape Fear River Watch, New Hanover NAACP, will host Coal Ash Stories at Jengo's Playhouse Thursday night at 7:00.
Coal Ash Stories is a statewide screening tour in eight cities, featuring four short documentary films focused on coal ash, related public health concerns, and policy.
This February, a storm water pipe below a massive Duke Energy coal ash impoundment failed, spilling 40,000 tons of toxic-laden coal ash and contaminated wastewater into North Carolina's Dan River. This coal ash sludge now coats the Dan for 70 miles downstream, and the full public health and economic impacts are still unknown.
The four films featured in Coal Ash Stories - An Ill Wind, At What Cost?, Coal Ash Chronicles, and Downwind and Downstream.
Movie organizers say these films paint a picture of what life could look like when coal ash pollutes a community. People are unable to drink their own water, take a bath, fish, or farm without worrying about long-term health effects.
Thursday, June 19, 7pm
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