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Located in Western North Carolina, Bee Tree Cover is listed as one of the 400 worst hazardous waste sites in the nation. Since 1951, the 1,200-acre area is used as a disposal site by four different industries, most recently by Chemtronics, Inc. The groundwater is contaminated with at least 82 chemicals known to be dangerous to human health.
Located in Transylvania County, the Horsepasture River (also known as “The Land of the Waterfalls”) is being considered a prime spot to build a dam to produce hydroelectric power. Environmentalists say the project would destroy the scenic and recreational value of the falls.