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The toxic sludge known as coal ash may soon begin to come under control in North Carolina. Lawmakers there have approved legislation to send to Governor Pat McCrory to deal with the toxic sludge endangering the state’s rivers.

Jorge Valencia of member station WUNC tells Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti about the problems coal ash has caused and what lawmakers plan to do about it.

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This segment aired on August 21, 2014.

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