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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.

December 13, 2018 | Report

Georgia at a Crossroads: Groundwater contamination from coal ash threatens the Peach State

Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater. For the first time in 2018, utilities were forced to publicly report groundwater monitoring data on their websites because of new transparency requirements imposed by 2015 federal coal ash regulations. The Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice examined that data and determined that 92 percent (11 of 12) of Georgia’s coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater with one or more toxic pollutants.

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