Report ties coal ash with cancer

Report ties coal ash with cancer

There are 29 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from May 8, 2009, titled Report ties coal ash with cancer. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

SKYLAND Katherine Merritt finds it ironic that Lake Julian Trails offered the cleanest condos she could find for her children, who suffer from allergies.

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Local

Asheville, NC

#1 May 9, 2009
[...“I had no idea there was a pond out there when we moved in,” Merritt said.“It's disturbing. We've looked at relocating, but it's hard finding a place in our price range.”...]

Didn't they see that they were BESIDE the power plant BEFORE they bought the house and moved in? duh.

This is the problem with a lot of folks who move here from other places. They don' take even a little time to learn about the area and the community. They just plop their famiy right in here and expect things to change to become what they WANT.

It is just like the transplants who moved into cheap West Asheville houses and then immediately began complaining about the race track, and the ones who brought their little Suburus loaded with bicycles and then started complaining that the roads didn't accomodate them.

I even know a couple of them who moved into a rustic mountain neighborhood, and immediately started complaining (and trying to have removed) about the log cabins that were ALREADY there...

Wake up, people. These transplant whiners will stop at nothing to get things their way. These people in this article would rather all of us pay A LOT more for electricity than to move from the house THEY CHOSE.

Since: Apr 07

Maxton, NC

#2 May 9, 2009
The enviros keep going. When logic and reason escape their lexicon they salt the woods with fake hair and fur of some poor endangered critter than claim we got a problem. Cancer is another avenue to get attention and folks riled up. Just look at the "name of their organization "earth justice"? Is there a journalist worth their salt ready to look for the story under the story? Is the couple who moved up from Florida part of our new welfare class and were they enviros down in Florida as well? Just wondering if there is a coincidence. People moving to get better from Asthma couldn't pick a worse spot with our damp mornings, high summer ozone levels and general bad air quality if you listen to the enviro folks. However the blame coal for this or that gang has to accept the trade off if they want to run their computers and video games. Or we could return to candles and fireplaces. We "stakeholders" say go home if you don't like it here.
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#3 May 9, 2009
IMOKRU...YOU are not OK...You are an idiot...This is pretty much a "No Brainer"...That's probably why you can't figure it out.
Property Owner

Asheville, NC

#4 May 9, 2009
one opinion wrote:
IMOKRU...YOU are not OK...You are an idiot...This is pretty much a "No Brainer"...That's probably why you can't figure it out.
Thank you.
Now Then

Maxton, NC

#5 May 9, 2009
I grew up next door to the power plant in Skyland. I played in the ash pit as a child, road my bicycle around and in it and now I'm 50+ years old and still healthy. CP&L,(Progress Energy), has always been a good neighbor and I'm proud to have them as part of our community.
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#6 May 9, 2009
Now Then...I question the truthfulness of your statements...You sound like a Power Plant employee or some one that has a vested interest in this.However that said it's not surprising that some people can smoke 2 or 3 packs of cigs daily and live to be 90 years old while others get cancer from second hand smoke.I also suspect the ash from power plants 50 years ago is not the same as the ash from plants of today that operate at much higher temps.
Quinten Tarantino

Greenville, SC

#7 May 9, 2009
It has been reported that bacon and also food prepared on your grill can cause cancer. Stop eating it. Hell stop doing everything.
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#8 May 9, 2009
Local,Imokru,Now Then..If you feel there's nothing to all this but a big fuss about nothing then would you be willing to relocate your families next door to Progress and be a "guinea pig" for 5 to 7 years??? I wait your answer...
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Charlotte, NC

#9 May 9, 2009
Quinten Tarantino...And what was your point????
Kevin

Hendersonville, NC

#10 May 9, 2009
I'm with Tarantino. We should just STOP doing everything! Maybe then the world would be safe enough.
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#11 May 9, 2009
Kevin..Do you actually have any conception of what you just implied../???
CTS neighbor

Hendersonville, NC

#12 May 9, 2009
The Skyland plant's coal ash pond is regulated by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the N.C. Utilities Commission. The utility also voluntarily monitors groundwater in wells around the site and supplies that data to the state Division of Water Quality.

Ohhhhh I feel so much safer with these guys in charge.....gasP!
chinese sheet rock

Hendersonville, NC

#13 May 9, 2009
Coal ash is being trucked from the Skyland plant pond to Asheville Regional Airport for construction fill, and the new Raleigh convention center used concrete block made from fly ash from a Progress Energy plant.

Coal fly ash contains mercury.
Why not use asbestos and lead paint as well in
the construction of the convention ctr?.
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#14 May 9, 2009
Hopefully the changes in Washington will gradually filter down to the NC DER Department of Crooks Liars and Thieves..
Quinten Tarantino

Greenville, SC

#15 May 9, 2009
one opinion wrote:
Quinten Tarantino...And what was your point????
The point eludes you? Let me explain... Everything is reported at one time or another to cause cancer. Bacon. Grilled food. Coal ash. Smoking. You name it. It's been reported as having links to causing cancer. So if you don't want cancer, stop doing everything. Can you grasp that?
Quinten Tarantino

Greenville, SC

#16 May 9, 2009
one opinion wrote:
Kevin..Do you actually have any conception of what you just implied../???
I think Kevin caught the point.
Quinten Tarantino G-ville

Hendersonville, NC

#17 May 9, 2009
I personally have stopped
eating green vegetables
and now only eat
french freedom fries
and a
Reagan-approved vegetable: Catsup!
I also use 10% fat milk on my cereals.
The best way to enjoy hamburgers
is by using gamma rays to
irradiate the stuff.
Beats microwaving!
one opinion

Charlotte, NC

#18 May 9, 2009
Quinten...Yes I can grasp it and even understand it.I think you grasp the idea but I don't know if you fully understand..Like Kevin do you just expect us to stop doing whatever and go back to the Stone Ages. The point is...in this case any way...we can make burning coal safe,but at a price.So the real question becomes is our health more important than financial gain. At what price is value gained too much.The State of NC over the summer just won a court case against TVA that requires then to clean up their smoke stack emissions.Shouldn't this be a matter of common sense..why did the State of NC at great expense have to go to court over such a "no brainer"..Well the answer is financial gain/loss of shareholders. Got to catch a flight,later...One parting thought..Get ready to short the SPY/market about later next week
Kaibab

Pangburn, AR

#19 May 9, 2009
IMOKRU wrote:
The enviros keep going. When Just look at the "name of their organization "earth justice"? Is there a journalist worth their salt ready to look for the story under the story?
Yes, there is a story under the story.

As a member of Earthjustice, I'm very familiar with them along with a lot of other environmental conservatives. Conservative groups such as TU, DU, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation, Republicans for an Environmental America, etc, have used or supported Earthjustice to fight for conservative principles.

If you are a conservative you should be totally supportive of pro life positions, and both God given and Constitutional provided individual rights. And to help you understand this, no one, I repeat, no one has the right to bring harm to your person!

Food for thought… if a conservative doesn’t know how to conserve, then no one knows.

“CLAN ROSE”

Since: Apr 07

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#20 May 9, 2009
Local wrote:
[...“I had no idea there was a pond out there when we moved in,” Merritt said.“It's disturbing. We've looked at relocating, but it's hard finding a place in our price range.”...]
Didn't they see that they were BESIDE the power plant BEFORE they bought the house and moved in? duh.
This is the problem with a lot of folks who move here from other places. They don' take even a little time to learn about the area and the community. They just plop their famiy right in here and expect things to change to become what they WANT.
It is just like the transplants who moved into cheap West Asheville houses and then immediately began complaining about the race track, and the ones who brought their little Suburus loaded with bicycles and then started complaining that the roads didn't accomodate them.
I even know a couple of them who moved into a rustic mountain neighborhood, and immediately started complaining (and trying to have removed) about the log cabins that were ALREADY there...
Wake up, people. These transplant whiners will stop at nothing to get things their way. These people in this article would rather all of us pay A LOT more for electricity than to move from the house THEY CHOSE.
"Local", it is very similar to those who move into a house at the end of a runway of an airport, then start whining about the noise. When they get their way, and Noise Abatement Procedures are enforced, they put not only the lives of the people flying in and out of the airport in danger, but their own. If one of those birds happens to stall out while following the NAP, it's going to fall and kill a bunch of people on the ground.

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