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Investigative Series: Coal's Dirty Secret

June 4, 2010 - MAY/JUNE 2010 | Coal ash is the country's second-biggest source of industrial waste and full of arsenic, lead and other toxins -- yet it's routinely dumped near communities with little publicity and few rules. In a week-long investigation, Facing South looks at the growing problem of coal ash and the looming battle in Washington over regulation.

EPA investigating radioactive waste dumping at N.C.'s Camp Lejeune

July 11, 2007 - Last month federal investigators disclosed that Marine Corps families who lived at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune for over three decades were exposed to dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals in the water supply. Now it turns out a new toxic threat has been discovered at the oceanside base.

Vigil targets N.C. hog waste pollution

June 19, 2007 - Joining together to create what they call the "largest coalition of environmental grass roots organizations ever assembled in North Carolina," two dozen groups working for environmental justice are holding a vigil this week outside the North Carolina legislature to draw attention to the state's hog waste pollution problem and the toll it's taking on people and the environment.