Sam Malpass, of Wilmington, N.C., holds a glass of water from his home. Malpass and his wife live near a power plant operated by Duke Energy they believe could be polluting well water with seepage from coal-ash ponds.
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Wilmington, N.C., neighbors Sam Malpass (left) and Kenneth Sandlin walk through former hunting grounds near their homes. "We're afraid to drink the water because we don't know what's in it," says Malpass, 67, a retired carpenter and Vietnam veteran.