Coal ash pollution is having a severe impact on the groundwater and the fishery at Sutton Lake near Wilmington, North Carolina (see articles below). Selenium contamination has caused the deaths of thousands of young fish. Fewer fish in the Lake have an impact on people who fish for food and people who fish for sport. This is an environmental justice issue, as subsistence fisherman are more often people of color or low income people. NCEJN is collaborating with the New Hanover County Chapter of the NAACP, the Cape Fear River Watch, and the Southern Environmental Law Center to raise awareness regarding coal ash contamination of Sutton Lake. If you’re interested in learning more about what is happening at Sutton Lake, please contact NCEJN organizer, Naeema Muhammad, at email@example.com or (252) 314-0703; you may also contact Chandra Taylor with the Southern Environmental Law Center at (919) 967-1450. Additional information on coal ash disposal in the southeast and Sutton Steam station is available at www.southeastcoalash.org.
October 5, 2013 – Sides split over Sutton Lake status
October 5, 2013 – No Clear Strategy on Ash Ponds
March 9, 2013 – Outdoors – Sutton Lake ramp back in business