Arsenic from Coal Ash Leaking into Groundwater, Report Finds

Published on December 21st, 2011 | by

December 21st, 2011 by

 

Coal is one of the top contributors (if not the top contributor) to global warming and climate change. However, coal is also just plain dirty. It harms us in numerous ways. One of the latest findings is that arsenic (nasty stuff) is leaking into groundwater from coal ash disposal sites.

“The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has released a startling report showing that coal ash dumps near coal-burning power plants are leaching arsenic and other toxic chemicals into water supplies,” Farron Cousins of DeSmog Blog reports. “The new report identifies 20 new sites in 10 different states where coal ash is contaminating water supplies. These sites are in addition to the 33 coal ash disposal sites that EIPidentified earlier this year that are contaminating water supplies.”

Much more on this topic over on DeSmog Blog.


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