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Tennessean: Coal Ash Poses Significant Risk: EPA Report Says
November 4, 2009, 3:08 pm
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By ANNE PAINE • Staff Writer • October 27, 2009

A new EPA report says that the potentially toxic pollutants in coal ash – from mercury to arsenic – are of particular concern because they can concentrate in large amounts that are discharged to waterways or seep into groundwater.

The more than 230-page report, which comes about ten months after the massive coal ash spill at TVA’s Kingston power plant in East Tennessee, has brought accolades from the environmental community and a call for regulatory action.
“We applaud the EPA for addressing coal’s toxic legacy head on, for delving deeper and completing this long overdue investigation,” Mary Anne Hitt, Deputy Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign said in an emailed statement.

Read the article at http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091027/NEWS01/91027104/Coal%20ash%20poses%20significant%20risk%20%20EPA%20report%20says

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