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Coal Ash Contaminates Our Livelihood

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Livelihood

Coal-fired power plants are poisoning our rivers, lakes and streams with coal ash, a waste product that contains arsenic, mercury, and lead. Coal ash poisons fish, making them unsafe to eat. For decades, power plants have carelessly dumped coal ash into ponds and landfills that leak into our rivers and streams. It's time for the EPA to set strong safeguards that classify coal ash as hazardous waste—because that's exactly what it is.

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