Environmentalists press EPA on coal ash cleanups

October 13, 2021
Environmentalists are upping the pressure on EPA to enforce coal combustion residual (CCR) regulations to require utilities to remove coal ash from certain impoundments, releasing a study Oct. 13 that found full excavation of such disposal sites would provide both better environmental protections and local economic benefits than less complete cleanups. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Ohio River Valley Institute Oct. 13 issued case study findings that link economic, environmental and public health benefits to clean closure of...

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