Thom Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: “Those arsenic numbers are off the charts. ... Their plan is basically, we’re going to dump some chemicals into the wastewater that will help the solid arsenic that might be in particle form settle out more effectively. So, the water will be clearer. It won’t necessarily be clean.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office: “A lot of people are trying to downplay it because they want to feel good about the transportation deal that was struck, but the [environmental justice] groups I work with were really devastated this morning.”
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