EPA Finally Releases List of Dangerous Coal Ash Sites
Almost two weeks after Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) publicly questioned its need for secrecy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Monday a list of 44 coal-fired power plant waste sites in 10 states that pose a “high hazard” risk to nearby residents. EPA compiled the list following the environmental disaster last December near Knoxville, TN, when a coal ash storage pond released a billion gallons of waste. But federal environmental regulators refused at first to make public the list of other potential hazard sites, providing it only to members of Congress and their staff.
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