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HF Lee Coal Ash Spill Water Sample - Fly Ash Cenospheres 10.17.16 | by Waterkeeper Alliance Inc.
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HF Lee Coal Ash Spill Water Sample - Fly Ash Cenospheres 10.17.16

By: Pete Harrison, Waterkeeper Alliance

 

Neuse River

 

10.17.16

 

A magnifier reveals the spilled coal ash consists of cenospheres, glassy spheres slightly larger than grains of sand. Heavy metals and other contaminants attach to the cenospheres, often in extremely high concentrations.

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Taken on October 18, 2016