by Abigail Brewer
It’s been more than a month since a pipe burst at the bottom of a pond in Eden, North Carolina, causing thousands of tons of coal ash to spill into the Dan River. The river is a source of drinking water for thousands in nearby areas.
While the spill has had effects on nearby residents, one scientist from Appalachian State recently made his way to the river to look at some of the area’s smallest inhabitants.
Our Abigail Brewer went with him.