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Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives: Michigan

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives in Michigan

Coal ash—the toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants—has contaminated drinking water supplies at hundreds of sites across the country. If you live near an unlined coal ash pond, there is a 1 in 50 chance of developing cancer from drinking contaminated water. This is 2,000 times higher than acceptable risk levels!

Michiganders are being asked to contact their senators and urge them to oppose any effort to cut federal regulations that guarantee strong safeguards that protect communities from toxic coal ash. This humorous video shines a funny light on a serious issue. Coal ash contaminates our lives, and our elected officials have a responsibility to ensure our protections.

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