White House, EPA and Coal-Waste
Per the Wall Street Journal, "The Obama administration is engaged in an unusual internal spat as the White House and Environmental Protection Agency tussle over how to handle millions of tons of waste from coal-fired power plants." As the power industry has sought to cut air pollution from power plants, it has resulted in more pollutants remaining in the material left behind after coal is burned. It contains such toxins as arsenic, lead, chromium and selenium, which present health and environmental risks if released into ground water. Environmentalists are against the use of coal ash in construction materials as cement mix and wallboard as well as agricultural soils. You can read the full article here.
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