What the coal industry does NOT want you to see: 180 Seconds of Coal Ash Problems

Take Action Now - http://earthjustice.org/coalashactionEvery year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole. It contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes.In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profitsBut in 2008, when that dam broke, something changed.Nearly half a million people asked the EPA for stronger protections. Thousands of citizens attended public meetings.  Local and national environmental and... read more
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What the coal industry does NOT want you to see: 180 Seconds of Coal Ash Problems