Date on which the commissioners of Lee County, North Carolina passed a resolution opposing Duke Energy's plans to dump toxic coal ash from distant power plants at a former clay mine there: 1/5/2015

Tons of coal ash Duke Energy wants the state to allow it to dump at that site over the next eight years, a plan local opponents say imposes economic hardship and carries environmental risks: 8 million

Total tons of coal ash the company plans to dump in Lee and neighboring Chatham counties: up to 20 million

Of the seven members of the Lee County commission, number who voted against the anti-dumping resolution: 1

At a November meeting of the Lee County commission to discuss the dumping plan, number of residents who spoke in favor of it: 0

Date on which the Chatham County commissioners also passed a resolution opposing Duke's dumping plans: 12/16/2014

Of the five members of the Chatham County commission, number who voted against the resolution: 0

Tons of coal ash that Duke Energy, which has been under scrutiny since a spill last year from one of its storage ponds contaminated the Dan River, has said it plans to move from existing high-risk dumps to other sites over the next 15 years: 100 million

Responsibility Duke Energy will bear for the waste once it's dumped in the abandoned mines, thanks to a scheme in which ownership of the ash will be transferred to a subsidiary of Charah, the Kentucky-based company Duke is contracting with to handle the disposal: none

Years that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who previously worked for Duke Energy for 28 years, was employed by Moore & Van Allen, the law firm that represents Charah: 2

Amount in direct campaign contributions McCrory received for his 2008 and 2012 gubernatorial campaigns from Duke Energy-related donors: over $300,000

Amount the company has contributed to the campaigns of North Carolina lawmakers: over $1 million

Percent of Lee County's population that lives in poverty: 17.8

Percentage points by which that exceeds the state's poverty rate: 3.3

Fees the counties stand to collect from Duke Energy for the dumping: none

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