CHA was contracted by Lockheed Martin (a contractor to the United State Environmental Protection Agency) to perform site assessments of selected coal combustion surface impoundments (Project No. 0-381 Coal Combustion Surface Impoundments/Dam Safety Inspections). As part of this contract, CHA was assigned to perform a site assessment of Duke Energys Belews Creek Steam Station, which is located 4.5 miles west of the town of Walnut Cove, North Carolina as shown on Figure 1 Project Location Map. CHA made a site visit on September 8, 2009 and September 9, 2009 to inventory coal combustion surface impoundments at the facility, to perform visual observations of the containment dike, and to collect relevant information regarding the site assessment. The majority of the inspection was completed on September 8, 2009.