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Coal Ash Is Hazardous Waste And Must Be Regulated Now

Coal Ash Is Hazardous Waste And Must Be Regulated Now

Coal ash is one of our nation's most abundant waste products. Nearly 600 coal ash ponds in 35 states and hundreds of landfills hold enough coal ash to flow continuously over Niagara Falls for more than three days straight. This waste is currently unregulated by the federal government and poses a significant threat to our health and environment.Coal Ash Is Hazardous. Coal Ash Is Waste. But According to,,06-09-2019· As solid waste, coal ash is subject to different and far less stringent federal regulations regarding how it is handled than something officially deemed “hazardous” would be.EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste,,Instead, coal ash will be regulated similarly to household garbage. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy assured reporters on Friday that designating coal ash as solid waste, rather than hazardous waste, would be sufficient to prevent catastrophic spills of coal ash from the ponds the substance is often stored in, and to prevent it from leaching into g

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