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Earthjustice EventsWaste Deep in Coal AshRSVP!View of the ash spill left over from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant retention pond failure near Harriman, Tennessee (Credit: Brian Stansberry).

"Wondering what is coal ash? Interested in what is being done about the threat coal ash poses to our drinking water supplies?RSVP to our online chat today!

Coal ash is the leftover waste from coal-fired power plants. Over 129 million tons are created each year, enough for coal ash to flow over Niagara Falls for three days straight! Coal ash contains arsenic, mercury, chromium and a slurry of other highly toxic pollutants. It is often dumped into huge ponds or unlined landfills and there are nearly 600 of these sites located in 35 states. But despite the obvious threat to public health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency has not set strong rules for the disposal of coal ash and ensure this health threat stays out of our drinking water supplies.

To find out what Earthjustice is doing about this problem, join Earthjustice Campaign Director Jared Saylor in an online chat and he'll answer your questions.

EVENT DETAILS Event:Waste Deep in Coal AshDate:Thursday, December 10th, 2009Time:11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ETLocation:Your computerRSVP:Click to RSVP!"

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My comment;

Coal is one of our cheap forms of energy, making up a huge portion of electricity generation.

When you turn on your lights, chances are, coal is making it happen, unless you CHOOSE

to sign up for GREEN, pollution free power. Every person using power is generating this waste, 

both in the air, in the water, oceans, rivers and lakes, as well as soil. Coal toxins including 

mercury poison all life on the planet, making it more acid and poisonous day by day...

We are slowly strangling all life on the planet in order to keep power on in our homes and factories.

That is a fact... Now, what is each of us WILLING to do to change this fact? 

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 8:41am
Mar 29, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Please sign and forward this important petition against the dumping by Dupont and the US Army of toxic waste in the Delaware River.  Please help the people of this area fight this contamination of their environment.  Nobody knows what effect this dumping will have in the long term, not Dupont and not the Army!

Love and thanks!
Eleanor
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/625207933
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Posted: Mar 29, 2006 6:10pm

 

 
 
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