Monday, July 25, 2011

United States Map Of Coal Ash Waste

United States Map Of Coal Ash Waste 

Please view the link: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/coalash/map.aspx

The link provides an alternative perspective of how coal ash waste effects human life and how coal ash is generated. There are 600 EPA that are identified as coal ash waste locations within the United States

When you click on the map you have the options to view which states have the following:

*Coal ash waste ponds; where water is mixed and stored near a power plant
*High Hazard coal ash ponds; where dams failed
*Coal ash disaster sites; toxins possibly contaminated groundwater, streams or lakes

Furthermore,  Coal ash is produced from coal being burned for energy, the coal itself contains hazardous metals and chemicals such selenium, arsenic and lead. The coal ash is then stored in landfills, coal mines and with little to no federal regulation against such practices - such coal ash toxins and many other contamination's affects our drinking water.

For more information please visit: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/coalash/map.aspx  

By Rebeca Petean

2 comments:

  1. The best solution for coal ash disposal problems is to quit throwing coal ash away. Millions of tons of coal ash are safely recycled every year into construction materials like concrete and wallboard. That environmentally beneficial practice is threatened when people casually label coal ash as "toxic." In truth, it is no more toxic than the manufactured materials it replaces. Citizens for Recycling First can help you learn more. www.recyclingfirst.org

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  2. The use of renewables for generating power is to be congratulated. The latest coal publications and coal prices says that emerging countries are predicting to use large amounts of thermal coal for power generation and metallurgical coal for steel production.
    Cherry of www.coalportal.com

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