How safe is the water you drink?

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How safe is the water you drink?

Maybe not as safe as you think.

But until Duke Energy’s coal ash spills put toxic waste in the news, most people never heard about the damage a century of manufacturing did in North Carolina.

Long before the state and federal governments began closely monitoring the waste produced by industry, thousands of companies simply poured out their waste anywhere they could. And that waste often found its way into the water millions of North Carolinians drink every day.

In this edition of the Buckley Report, we look at what that means for you and what the state is doing to clean it up.

A list of all the waste sites by county/city.

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