Another nail-in the-coffin for Coal Plants.  Toxic Coal Ash = toxic Sheetrock. EPA set to classify Coal Ash as a Hazardous Waste.

Oct 8, 2010:  CNN’s Carol Costello reports the EPA’s classification of Coal Ash as a Hazardous Material could have dire economic effects. Video

Coal Ash sites routinely leach toxins into drinking water, increasing cancer, learning disabilities, birth defects and other illnesses. EPA data show that it is more dangerous to drink water contaminated by Coal Ash than to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. People who drink water contaminated by Coal Ash Toxins face unacceptably high risks of cancer, up to 1 in 50, and this pollution often disproportionately impacts the poorest towns & communities which are located closest to the Coal Fired Power Plants.

Enough toxic coal waste is generated each year and piling up in Coal Fired Power Plants landfills to fill train cars stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole.

See drawings of White Stallion Coal Ash storage site on the Colorado River.


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