From "Coal ash storage a New River worry" – by Mike Gangloff, The Roanoke Times (4/12/14)
GLEN LYN — The old Appalachian Power Co. plant here sits above the New River — and above coal ash storage ponds, the type of facility that earlier this year fouled miles of the Dan River.
About 10 miles upstream, another ash pond sits along the New River at the Celanese plant near Narrows.
Between them is a virtual coal ash landfill — 100,000 cubic yards of coal ash used to underpin an empty private industrial park on U.S. 460.
To a citizens group that spent years battling the Cumberland Park industrial site, the concentration of coal ash in Giles County is troubling….
- For the fourth straight year the CCGC will award two scholarships in June to local students, one from Giles High, and one from Narrows High. The scholarships are designed to help two deserving students who plan to attend college with a goal of earning a degree in the area of science or a field related to environmental issues/concerns.
- In February, the CCGC completed its fundraiser for Rhiannon Fionn and the Coal Ash Chronicles. We raised one thousand dollars which will be used by Rhiannon’s group to help complete their documentary film on coal ash. Check out the link to the movie trailer here: http://vimeo.com/75731455