Duke Energy has contracted with Green Meadow LLC to take possession of its coal ash. If the ash contaminates the environment at its new dump sites, Green Meadow LLC would be responsible for the mess, not Duke. If Green Meadow LLC cannot pay the fines, then the state and local residents will be responsible for cleaning up the mess. Residents of Moncure, NC, Chatham County, and Lee County are all concerned with the ethics of the deal and the site of the ash dump. The details of the proposed plan and its effects are discussed in-depth.