When venerable television news show 60 Minutes takes notice of a story, it’s got to be an important issue. On this Sunday, October 4, 60 Minutes is going to look at one of the biggest waste problems in our country: coal ash. From the preview on their website:
Most of the 130 million tons of waste generated in the U.S. every year by the burning of coal for electricity is coal ash. It is often stored in retention ponds, like the one that burst in Kingston. But nearly half of this waste stream today is recycled and used as a cement substitute, as filler under roads, in agricultural applications, and even in household products like carpeting or kitchen countertops.
Tune in this Sunday to see what else they’ve got to say, and tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to control this toxic, dangerous waste.