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Quarreling Over Coal Ash

A recent study found evidence that coal ash storage ponds are leaking contaminants into nearby water sources. The fight over solutions is pitched.

July 17, 2016 — COAL PRODUCTION AND USE in the United States has plummeted in recent years, but the wastes left behind after burning it — largely as a fuel for generating electricity at power plants — keep on coming, and they have been stored in lightly regulated, water-filled basins since at least the 1950s. Continue reading Quarreling Over Coal Ash