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January 26, 2011 | Article

Tr-Ash Talk: OMB Must Protect Health, Not Industry

(This is the latest in a weekly series of 50 Tr-Ash Talk blogs discussing the dangers of coal ash. Earthjustice hopes that by December 2011, the third anniversary of the TVA coal ash spill, the EPA will release a coal ash rule establishing federally enforceable regulations ensuring the safe disposal of this toxic waste.)

January 18, 2011 | Article

Tr-Ash Talk: Please, Not in Their Backyard

(This is the latest in a weekly series of 50 Tr-Ash Talk blogs discussing the dangers of coal ash. Earthjustice hopes that by December 2011, the third anniversary of the TVA coal ash spill, the EPA will release a coal ash rule establishing federally enforceable regulations ensuring the safe disposal of this toxic waste.)

January 12, 2011 | Article

Tr-Ash Talk: A is for Arsenic

(The following is the first in a weekly series of 50 upcoming Tr-Ash Talk blogs discussing the dangers of coal ash. Earthjustice hopes that by December 2011, the third anniversary of the TVA coal ash spill, the EPA will release a coal ash rule establishing federally enforceable regulations ensuring the safe disposal of this toxic waste.)

December 22, 2010 | Article

Two Years After Billion-Gallon Toxic Ash Spill, EPA Still Dawdles

Today marks the second anniversary of the nation’s largest toxic waste spill, when a billion-gallon wave of arsenic-filled coal ash carried away three houses and destroyed a riverfront community below the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant in rural Tennessee.

November 19, 2010 | Legal Document

Earthjustice Coal Ash Comments (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640)

In May 2010, the EPA announced the first ever federal safeguards for coal ash, setting out two extremely different options. In a 230-page comment letter to the EPA, Earthjustice clearly demonstrated that the EPA must choose the option to regulate coal ash as a “special waste” under subtitle C, with federally enforceable minimum standards applicable in every state. (Complete comments.)

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