Map: How toxic spills impact communities

Updated

In Eden, N.C., a retired coal-ash disposal site has leaked into nearby Dan River twice this month, spilling thousands of tons of toxic sludge when a 48-inch pipe broke on Feb. 2.

This comes a month after the Elk River spill in West Virginia left 300,000 residents without clean drinking water.

Here is a look at some recent incidents and the health warnings they come with.

North Carolina and West Virginia

Map: How toxic spills impact communities

Updated