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Coal’s other dark side: Toxic ash that can poison water and people

Coal’s other dark side: Toxic ash that can poison water and people

National Geographic - Joel K. Bourne, Jr.

Workers who cleaned up a huge spill from a coal ash pond in Tennessee in 2008 are still suffering—and dying. The U.S. has 1,400 ash dumps. On December 22, ten years to the day after a dike ruptured at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant near Kingston, Tennessee, pouring more than a billion …

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