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High levels of arsenic found in Charlotte, NC main source of drinking water

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 in Environment

Toxic elements found downstream from NC coal-ash ponds by: Charlotte Business Journal by Susan Stabley, Staff Writer Researchers have found high levels of arsenic at Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte’s main source of drinking water, downstream from Duke Energy Corp.’s coal-fired Riverbend Steam Station in Gaston County. Pore water samples collected from lake sediment were taken during the summers of 2010 and 2011 by researchers from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. They found samples containing up to 250 parts per billion of arsenic — which the researchers says is roughly...

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