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The Latest On: Coal Ash

March 4, 2019 | Feature

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

737 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards. We analyzed the data. Here’s what it said.

March 3, 2019 | Legal Document

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy: Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

Written and researched by Abel Russ and Courtney Bernhardt of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Lisa Evans of Earthjustice. Data gathering, analysis, and mapping by Keene Kelderman, Mariah Lamm, and Courtney Bernhardt (EIP) and Andrew Rehn of Prairie Rivers Network. Compliance monitoring assistance from Flora Champenois and Henry Weaver (Earthjustice). Data gathering assistance from Kira Burkhart, Flora Ji, Ben Kunstman, Camden Marcucci, Sammie McCormick, Hayley Roy, and Namratha Sivakumar (EIP); Akriti Bhargava, Katherine Clements, Tess Fields, Lauren Hogrewe, Harry Libarle, and Claire Pfitzinger (Sierra Club); Ricki Draper (Appalachian Voices); Susan Lee (NRDC); and Roland Rivera. Graphics and editing by Ari Phillips, with editing assistance by Lisa Evans, Earthjustice. Made possible with help from Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. 

December 14, 2018 | Feature

Secrets in the Ash

New tests reveal that coal ash is contaminating groundwater across America. Now, regulators want to weaken monitoring and cleanup requirements.

December 13, 2018 | Feature

Georgia at a Crossroads: A Report on Coal Ash

An in-depth report on how Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater — and what we can do to protect our water.

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