Is coal ash hazardous?
In this video, Abel Russ, Attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project, puts to rest the myth that coal ash is not dangerous to human health. Citing US EPA risk assessment studies and documented damage cases used to develop federal coal ash rules, Abel explains how coal ash contaminated water can raise the risk of cancer and neurological disorders, as well as contribute to developmental impacts such as reduced IQ levels in children.
Capping Dynegy's coal ash in place at the Vermilion Power Station and leaving it in contact with groundwater, creates a permanent sacrifice zone and a source of contamination for hundreds or even thousands of years.
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