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Collecting and sharing the whole story of coal ash, America's second-largest waste stream.
Collecting and sharing the whole story of coal ash, America's second-largest waste stream.

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This is a common tactic in environmental/ industry settlement dances. Now we wait to see who will sign away their rights, and which rights they'll sign away, in exchange for money.

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Neighbors living near Duke Energy Corp's coal ash pits in North Carolina are being told they have to give up the option of suing over any future water problems if they want extra compensation from the utility.

#coalash #NC

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Neighbors living near Duke Energy Corp's coal ash pits in North Carolina are being told they have to give up the option of suing over any future water problems if they want extra compensation from the utility.

#coalash #NC

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Dukeville resident and activist Deborah Graham on Thursday again raised questions about why the release of liability is required to get the financial offer. Graham noted that Duke has repeatedly claimed it is not responsible for well-water concerns in the community. The company makes the claim again in letters to coal ash neighbors.

"Why sign a release if they're so certain nothing is wrong anyway?" Graham asked.

#coalash #NC

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The second is for approximately $196,000 for a researcher from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The project will focus on immobilizing metals and chlorides in co-disposed flue gas desulfurization brines and bituminous coal fly ash.

#coalash #GATech #GA

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A Richmond-based environmental group has provided state regulators with additional evidence to support its claim that coal ash from Dominion’s Chesterfield power station is contaminating water and sediment in the adjacent Dutch Gap Conservation Area.

#coalash #VA

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I've seen states nationwide try this trickery. - RF
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But TVA emphasized the amount was very small, and stated twice that his well water "meets Tennessee Water Quality Standards for safe drinking water."
Environmental Attorney Beth Alexander said TVA's letter left out some important information.
"To say that it meets that standard is I think deceptive," Alexander said. "What they didn't tell Mr. Hudson is that there is no Tennessee Water Quality Standard for Hexavalent Chromium. It doesn't exist.”

#coalash #TVA #TN

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Now, researchers at the University of Georgia and University of Florida have shown that the toxic elements in fly ash accumulate in the livers of raccoons that forage for their food in and around the ponds containing the waste. Researchers say the study findings can inform communities located near the remnants of coal waste about its potential dangers to public health and the ecosystem.

#coalash #GA #FL #SC

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This is not a new housing development or a shopping center we are talking about here, this is a large chunk of land a company from Atlanta wants to use to dump all sorts of waste. Given the possibility of coal ash being stored in municipal landfills in Georgia, on top of the other nasty stuff that winds up in landfills, the opposition of Brantley County residents is understandable.

#coalash #GA #OpEd

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"There's no excuse for the way we were jerked around about the safety of our well water," Taylor said. "North Carolina must establish purely health-based well water and groundwater standards and use them to quickly notify well owners about the safety of their water."

#coalash #NC
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