Tuesday, September 6, 2016

1/2 mile map for coal ash sites with bad water




this map link might be helpful to you all. It is a link to a map with the outlined 1/2 mile radius for each site. You can click on your site and then click "zoom in" at the bottom of the tab to see the 1/2 mile radius. You will notice that all sites near a river have a 1/2 mile that resembles a half moon crescent. This is because HB630 excludes those water hookups living within a half mile radius, but are divided by the mainstem of a river. This excludes many in Arden and other sites that have contaminated wells across the river from the power plants until the contamination is proven to be from coal ash.

http://ncdenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7063498172ce4e17923c216f900c6b9e

HB630
(c1) Provision of Permanent Water Supply. – As soon as practicable, but no later than October 15, 2018, the owner of a coal combustion residuals surface impoundment shall establish permanent replacement water supplies for (i) each household that has a drinking water supply well located within a one-half mile radius from the established compliance boundary of a coal combustion residuals impoundment, and is not separated from the impoundment by the mainstem of a river, as that term is defined under G.S. 143-215.22G, or other body of water that would prevent the migration of contaminants through groundwater from the impoundment to a well and……

“Mainstem” definition:
§ 143-215.22G.  Definitions.
In addition to the definitions set forth in G.S. 143-212 and G.S. 143-213, the following definitions apply to this Part.
(1)        "Mainstem" means that portion of a river having the same name as a river basin defined in subdivision (1b) of this section. "Mainstem" does not include named or unnamed tributaries.
(full text: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H630v5.pdf)