by Emily Atkin Posted on December 18, 2014
The rule is expected to include requirements on how coal ash should be disposed, how existing coal ash pits should be cleaned up, whether coal ash should be designated as a hazardous material, and who should be responsible for enforcing the rules.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 16, 2014 Updated: December 17, 2014
Many of this year's major fossil fuel disasters came from a more insidious source -- not the fuels themselves, but the waste products they create.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 5, 2014
"The whole bank was just bleeding this thick orange gooey stuff," Harrison said.
by Emily Atkin Posted on November 20, 2014 Updated: November 20, 2014
"Since I've lived here, we have seen so many people diagnosed, watched so many people die," Sherry Gobble said. "Something has to be done."
by Katie Valentine Posted on November 19, 2014
Reusing coal ash as a construction material could be leading to the contamination of private drinking water wells.
by Emily Atkin Posted on September 5, 2014
Workers at the landfill were allegedly told that the coal ash contained “such low levels of arsenic, it made no difference.”
One prisoner developed welts on his left side and frequently felt dizzy, nauseous, and short of breath.
by Ari Phillips Posted on August 21, 2014
Every year the U.S. produces 140 million tons of coal ash pollution, the toxic by-product that is left over after the coal is burned.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 30, 2014
The Southern Environmental Law Center says the bill leaves 2.6 million North Carolinians at risk.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 20, 2014
Documents from as early as 1986 show inspectors warned about possible weaknesses in the pipe that burst in February.