Post Tagged with: "coal ash"

Citizens plan suit against Hancock coal-ash dam
Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Citizens plan suit against Hancock coal-ash dam

CHARLESTON, WV — “Local citizens on Wednesday threatened to sue FirstEnergy Corp. over a huge coal-ash impoundment along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border, alleging the operation is polluting area streams, tainting groundwater, and violating federal waste disposal requirements. The Little Blue Regional Action Group sent Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy a formal notice of […]

Reject the dirty politics of coal ash for clean water
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Reject the dirty politics of coal ash for clean water

TAMPA BAY — “Florida’s drinking waters are slowly being poisoned by a silent toxic menace. If certain members of Congress have their way, federal regulators will never be able to do anything about it. At Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Station near Apollo Beach, arsenic, boron, molybdenum and other toxic chemicals […]

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Neighbors oppose expansion of Little Blue Lagoon

GREENE TWP, PA — “Residents of Greene Township, Beaver County, are opposing Little Blue’s proposed expansion – the creation of new disposal facility adjacent to the existing impoundment. They believe serious health problem have already resulted from ground and well water contamination — something First Energy denies. ‘And it’s unlined […]

49 coal plants acknowledge groundwater contamination at 116 disposal sites
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49 coal plants acknowledge groundwater contamination at 116 disposal sites

WASHINGTON, DC — “At least 49 power plants have acknowledged groundwater contamination at levels that exceed federal or state standards, according to data submitted to the USEPA Office of Water and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). At least 28 of those have […]

Studies raise questions about pavement sealers
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Studies raise questions about pavement sealers

WASHINGTON, DC — “Airborne emissions and stray dust from coal tar–based sealers, one of the two main types of products used to coat certain asphalt pavements, may be a more significant human health threat than previously thought, according to three new studies and a review published by U.S. government and […]

Coal ash limbo: Groups file lawsuit to move EPA while Congress moves to restrict agency authority
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Coal ash limbo: Groups file lawsuit to move EPA while Congress moves to restrict agency authority

WASHINGTON, DC — “Last week, a coalition of environmental and public health groups filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the waste created when coal is burned (commonly known as coal ash). Coal ash is disposed of in almost every state, and areas near […]

Environmental Integrity Project and community groups push EPA to adopt long overdue federal coal ash protection
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Environmental Integrity Project and community groups push EPA to adopt long overdue federal coal ash protection

Groups head to court to force issuance of important national safeguards WASHINGTON, DC – “Environmental and public health groups will file a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete its rulemaking process and finalize public health safeguards against […]

A power plant, cancer and a small town’s fears
Coal / Coal Ash

A power plant, cancer and a small town’s fears

JULIETTE, GA — “Welch says her doctor linked the family health problems to uranium poisoning. The uranium was traced to a water well on her property. That discovery led to more robust testing by University of Georgia researchers, who found more than 20 homes in the area with high concentrations […]

LG&E weighs making ash landfill bigger
Coal / Coal Ash

LG&E weighs making ash landfill bigger

LOUISVILLE — “LG&E has begun talks with the state on a possible permit modification that would allow it to expand its existing coal combustion waste landfill at the Cane Run power plant in southwest Louisville. …Ash handling at the current landfill has caused a major controversy with residential neighbors nearby […]

Makeup, bowling balls, and other toxic products you use
Coal / Coal Ash

Makeup, bowling balls, and other toxic products you use

WASHINGTON DC — “The EPA wants to classify coal ash as hazardous waste—and you can find it in your home, backyard, and medicine cabinet. Every year, coal-fired power plants generate about 130 million tons of coal ash—leftover sludge containing arsenic, mercury, and lead. The industry recycles around 55 million tons […]