On the morning before what some say will be a huge public forum in Henderson, NC on coal ash, words are heating up between NC DENR and the
public.

Deborah Ferruccio was at the ERC meeting yesterday (Tuesday) and she said  that at the meeting Tom Reeder , Director of the Division of Water Resources stood up in the beginning
and said there is NO coal ash in Kerr Lake, she refuted that, but it is obvious that the state is …

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The following is a guest article/news release sent to Kerr Lake Park Watch from a group of Kerr Lake area
citizens concerned about coal ash headed by Deborah Ferruccio.
 

Local citizens are joining with concerned environmental and civic groups in a meeting Thursday evening in Henderson, NC to form a coalition for the purpose of monitoring and cleaning up Kerr Lake
waters in light of the coal ash spill several months ago.The organizational meeting of …

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Ok, coal ash is in Kerr Lake. We’ve known that since mid-February. We simply want an “official in the know” not any opportunistic politician, to tell us Kerr Lake IS or IS NOT safe
for human recreational interaction. PUSH your local, state and/or federal representative to demand the answer. You are a citizen. It’s about time you acted like one and become involved! …

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The NC DENR bosses are pushing the Director of the Division of Water Resources to soften his remarks that coal ash
is in Kerr Lake.  Tom Reeder, who Kerr Lake Park Watch interviewed about two months ago, who said coal ash was in the upper convergence waters of Kerr Lake, is getting pressure from
his bosses to recant that.

As usual, most involved agencies claim they are studying or testing Kerr …

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Government officials easily answer that coal ash is in Kerr Lake. Kerr Lake Park Watch’s
question about coal ash, after two and a half months, still remains unanswered.

Will Kerr Lake be safe this visitor season for the people who visit the public parks, day-use areas, boat ramps, campgrounds, etc., considering that visitors come to have some form of interaction
with the water?  Is the water safe for humans, for fish and plant life?  That’s what …

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AT KERR LAKE

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on March 25, 2014

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It could be a kid gnawing on a chicken leg in the edge of the water, a senior citizen walking briskly through one
of the parks on Kerr Lake, or it could be someone lazily floating just off the shore of one of the lake’s many public areas.

It could be that special and magical fishing moment. People ask
us a lot, especially lately, why KERR …

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“We had a good and purposeful meeting today between state senators and representatives with the NC Department of Administration (DOA) on sorting out the issues to get a new lease in place for
the Steele Creek Marina at Townsville,” said State Senator Chad Barefoot who let DOA and others quickly know that he was there to represent KLPW and many more constituency groups and interested
citizens.
While the legislators believe that DOA and the State Property Office  are working in the best interests of the docking and boating public, they did admonish the …

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KLPW MAKES POINTS ON RADIO SHOW TODAY!

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on February 27, 2014

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KLPW’S Frank Timberlake appeared on WIZS’ Town Talk today to discuss Kerr
Lake Park Watch’s
agenda, work and plans. In that broadcast, Timberlake announced his mistrust of NCDENR to be the sole agency in charge of the coal ash spill and subsequent
reporting because of increasingly better water test results in eastern North Carolina that were withheld from the public for nearly 30 years by DENR. Timberlake and his PR team broke that

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A little over three years old and Kerr Lake Park Watch comes up near the top of most Google searches on all things Kerr Lake.  The group is now a named stakeholder with the U S
 Army Corps of Engineers which owns and operates Kerr Lake.

KLPW, without membership drives, now has over 250 members.  Last week KLPW reviewed campsite rehab RV sites with the Superintendent for the 7 NC recreation areas
and the editor of the Daily Dispatch.  KLPW made enough noise to get discussions on hydrilla.  Now a new possible threat, coal …

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FROM WRAL RALEIGH NC REPORTS – State lawmakers

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