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A nightmare scenario is unfolding in Eden, NC.

Sometime on Sunday some 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash drained from the Duke Energy Dan River coal ash pond through a broken 48-inch pipe.  

The entire river for two miles has turned to a gray sludge of arsenic, mercury, lead, and dozens more toxic heavy metals, including radioactive uranium.

The national news media is ignoring this.  The EPA and other Federal and State agencies have set up a command center at the spill site in Eden, NC.

http://newsobserver.com/...

Holy Hell.

4:53 AM PT: Thank you emmasnacker for this link to a flicker feed set up to get pictures out to the public.
http://flickr.com/...

4:53 AM PT: Thank you emmasnacker for this link to a flicker feed set up to get pictures out to the public.
http://flickr.com/...

5:20 AM PT: The above flicker feed is from Appalachian Voices.

3:07 PM PT: FishOutOfWater posted a much more thorough diary **Please Read and Rec**
http://dailykos.com/...

Originally posted to WattleBreakfast on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 11:06 PM PST.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and Virginia Kos.

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