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Shocking: Groundwater in nearly HALF of U.S. states are contaminated with coal ash

Power utilities reported finding dangerous concentrations of coal ash in groundwater sources located near power plants. The toxic pollutant appeared in water sources in at least 22 states.  Confronted with the magnitude of their pollution, the utilities promised to clean up the industrial waste produced by their coal power plants.  Every year, coal power plants generate more than 100 million tons of coal ash and other toxic byproducts. Coal ash contains heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and selenium that may increase the risk of cancer.  Read more....

 

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