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Testing Reveals High Levels of Pollutants in Yadkin River

New Coal Ash Leaks Discovered

High density poultry farms could put your drinking water at risk

Pure Farms, Pure Water

Forsyth Creek Week

March 14-22

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The Yadkin River serves as the drinking water supply for 734,000 people in the Piedmont Triad Area. Yadkin Riverkeeper's mission is to respect, protect, and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy, and action.

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Coal Ash Pollution

Coal Ash Spill Update: 3rd Largest Coal Ash Spill in U.S. History - to help support Yadkin Riverkeeper in this effort. DONATE NOW On Sunday, February 2, 2014, a Duke Energy coal ash pond located on the Dan River near Eden, N.C., began discharging into the Dan River. The spill began when a storm water pipe broke spewing thousands of tons of coal ash along with millions of gallons of contaminated...

Pure Farms, Pure Water

Feb. 27 The Pure Farms, Pure Waters team and Waterkeepers across North Carolina are addressing the looming threat of PED, also known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, which is killing piglets and spreading fast to other farms across the United States. WATERKEEPERS ASK N.C. COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE TO TAKE ACTION ON HOG DEATHS, AND URGE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY NEW VIDEO...

Keep NC Frack Free

Yadkin Riverkeeper is a partner with the Frack Free NC alliance. “Frack-Free NC” is a network of grassroots organizations who believe that shale gas development using “fracking” and horizontal drilling cannot be done without bringing harm to our waters, land, air, communities and public health. We are working to keep North Carolina frack free.

Monroe Litigation: Latest Update

January, 2014 News on Monroe Bypass   Retired UNCC professor questions Monroe bypass report-article in Charlotte Observer Jan. 11, 2014 Analyst: Bypass study is flawed - article in The Enquirer Journal Jan. 11, 2014

Clean Water Under Attack

Vigilance Alert: Legislation working its way through congress would severly impair the EPA's authority to impose restrictions on polluters nationwide. This legislation would give the states veto power on a number of water quality concerns that the Clean Water Act currently authorizes the EPA to make - essentially circumventing the EPA's ability to stop states from dismantling water quality...

Alcoa Pollution

See the map below to view the locations of Alcoa's 46 Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs). These areas contain concentrated levels of toxins produced by the aluminum smelting process, including arsenic, cyanide, PCBs and flouride. 
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