Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Dan-River-Coal-Ash-Impacts-in-US-27MZIF3OP6_I.htmlConceptually similarDan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9QICompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9QGCompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9QHCompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9PXCompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9PYCompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9PZCompleted★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9QECompleted★★★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9QFCompleted★★★★★★Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USGP0STO9Q8Completed★★★★View AllGP0STO9Q9Dan River Coal Ash Impacts in USFisherman Morris Lawson scoops up a handful of mud from the bottom of the Dan River in Danville to show how the coal ash has begin to mix in with the natural river bed 25 miles (40 kms) downstream from the Dan River Steam Station coal ash waste containment pond that leaked through a broken pipe in February.Locations:North America-United States of America-VirginiaDate:14 Mar, 2014Credit:© Chris Keane / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3000px X 1987pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Close ups-Coal-Day-Duke Energy-Fishers-Hands-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Rivers-Sunny-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Water-Water pollutionShoot:Dan River Ash Spill Aftermath in USThe impacts of the Duke Energy Eden Ash Spill continue to be seen in the Dan River. Longtime river users such as fisherman Morris Lawton have seen a die-off of mussels and other impact on wildlife in 70 miles of the river from the Dan River Steam Station coal ash containment site that leaked into the river all the way to the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Virginia. On Feb. 2, 2014, a 48-inch storm water pipe broke and between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash begin to pollute the river. A few weeks later, a second pipe began spilling arsenic and other heavy metals into the river. The Dan River Steam Station is a 276-MW coal-fired electrical power plant, owned by Duke Energy, built in 1949 and closed in 2012.