Post Tagged with: "coal ash"

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 […]

Coal ash dumping a civil rights issue
Coal / Coal Ash

Coal ash dumping a civil rights issue

UNIONTOWN, AL — “Unfortunately, as the situation improves in Harriman, another community, hundreds of miles south in Uniontown, AL has to deal with having the same coal ash dumped on them.
 The Arrowhead Landfill, located in Uniontown, AL (population 1,775) was permitted by ADEM to dispose of nearly all the […]

Groups to sue EPA for release of coal ash regulations
Coal / Coal Ash

Groups to sue EPA for release of coal ash regulations

WEST VIRGINIA — “Environmental and public health groups announced their intent Jan. 18 to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to force the release of delayed regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residues. Groups notifying the EPA today that they plan to sue under the Resource […]

Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Department of Environmental Protection: FirstEnergy must apply to Greene Twp.

GREENE TWP, PA — “Greene Township officials will have the first opportunity to pass judgment on FirstEnergy Corp.’s request to expand its coal ash disposal operation at Little Blue Run. The state Department of Environmental Protection, in a letter to FirstEnergy dated Dec. 15, said its ‘final decision’ on FirstEnergy’s expansion […]

Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

It’s getting worse

CHESTER — “We have people and organizations that are trying to help us and get questions answered. But First Energy acts like we have no right to know what is going on. Evidently for many years they didn’t have to worry about what they were doing to us. They bought […]

Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Damage mounting

CHESTER, WV — “I thought the public would like to know how First Energy’s Little Blue Coal Ash Impoundment is affecting the property on Doberman Road in Lawrenceville. The water is coming down over the hillside and washing large ditches in my driveway. I have to put my truck in […]

Mayor Jackson: Here are more reasons not to build the Cleveland incinerator
Cleveland Incinerator

Mayor Jackson: Here are more reasons not to build the Cleveland incinerator

“Cleveland needs to recognize that the materials they consider trash are actually our new natural resource. There is treasure in the waste we generate, but most are too blind to see it. I hope that it won’t be too late to see that burning it, rather than reusing it is […]

Coal-ash spill scars Tennessee as rules fight rages
AEP / Coal / Coal Ash

Coal-ash spill scars Tennessee as rules fight rages

KINGSTON, TN — “While the Tennessee spill was ‘unacceptable,’ the ash should be treated as nonhazardous waste, said Pat Hemlepp, a spokesman for Ohio-based American Electric Power, the largest U.S. coal user. That would protect the public ‘without causing unnecessary costs in an already struggling economy,’ he said. Calling it […]