Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Southern Environmental Law Center is out with its latest endangered places in the Southeast and there are some familiar names among the top 10.
The list released Thursday includes places in six states that the environmental group said face the threat of intrusive development, such as proposed highways and energy projects. It includes, for instance, Southside Virginia and what it calls the continuing threat of uranium mining; and a proposed timber sale within view of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C. Some 472 acres of forest could be lost.
Other entries include two unlined coal ash ponds near Myrtle Beach, S.C., that are leaking high levels of arsenic; and plans for reservoirs in the Atlanta area that the SELC says are not needed and threaten water supplies downstream.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)