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September 1, 2014 | Feature

Ashes: A Community's Toxic Inheritance

An Alabama community inherited the worst coal ash spill in U.S. history—four million cubic yards of toxic ash that is now poisoning their air and water. This is the story of how residents of Uniontown are fighting back.

July 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Coal Ash Stories Come to Washington

Federal coal ash protections are due in December, provided Congress doesn't get in the way. Citizens arrived in Washington to tell their coal ash stories.

April 11, 2014 | Feature

The Coal Ash Problem

Coal ash is filled with toxic levels of multiple pollutants—which can poison drinking water sources. No federal regulations for this waste currently exist. See the infographic, and learn how you can help to solve the coal ash problem.

March 6, 2014 | Feature

A Toxic Inheritance

The nation’s worst coal ash spill was scooped up from a prosperous community and dumped across state lines into the lives of a low-income community. But Alabama's Perry County is fighting back.

February 26, 2014 | Video

Limpien las Cenizas Tóxicas de Carbón

Cada año, las centrales eléctricas producen 140 millones de toneladas de cenizas de carbón. Con estas se podría llenar un tren desde el Polo Norte hasta el Polo Sur. Estas cenizas contienen arsénico, mercurio y plomo que pueden causar el cáncer y problemas de desarrollo.

February 24, 2014 | Blog Post

NC Regulators Ding Duke for a Penny Per Toxic Ton

Duke Energy's $99,000 penalty was nothing—it's like one of us, earning $50,000 a year, getting fined $1.90. Barely amounting to a library fine, this is no deterrent for the likes of Duke.

February 13, 2014 | Feature

High and Significant Hazard Coal Ash Dump Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rates coal ash ponds according to a National Inventory of Dams criteria that categorizes the ponds by the damage that would occur if the pond collapses. There are 331 High and Significant hazard coal ash ponds in the United States. The NID hazard potential ratings refer to the potential for loss of life or damage if there is a dam failure.

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