Coal ash is the second largest industrial waste stream in the U.S. It contains toxic metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium, yet in Illinois it is less regulated than household waste. Illinois has over 90 coal ash disposal sites. Only 38 are lined. All studied so far, have been shown to be leaking into the groundwater. On May 14 and 15, 2014, the public will have the opportunity to ask the Illinois Pollution Control Board to adopt strict regulations to control coal ash disposal. This video shows why people should be vocal about this issue.