In response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by Earthjustice and our partners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revealed the existence of at least 1,161 coal ash dump sites across the country. These sites pose significant cancer and health risks that so far have gone unchecked. The data indicates that at least 535 ponds operate without a liner to prevent hazardous chemicals from reaching drinking water sources. Use the map below to view fact sheets analyzing the coal ash sites by state.
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