A story has been making the rounds this week about a Rowan County community called Dukeville. Environmentalists found toxic heavy metals in drinking water wells near Duke Energy’s retired Buck coal plant, suggesting contamination from coal ash. One metal found in all the wells has generated the most attention.
“A cancer-causing chemical, called hexavalent chromium,” WCNC reported.
Chromium’s “most toxic form,” an Associated Press investigative story reads.
WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey to discuss problems with these reports.