Category: Coal Ash

2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign
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2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign

Toxic air pollution is a serious threat to the Southeast Community in Newport News because of the amount of pollution released and the combination of environmental stressors. Assessing the air and monitoring its quality are vital to decreasing pollution and protecting public health. Background Information In May 2015, the Southeast CARE Coalition launched a campaign [...]

Coal Ash Sites Map
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Coal Ash Sites Map

Coal ash is a dangerous by-product of burning coal for energy, containing harmful metals and chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium. Coal ash is not subject to federal regulation, and state laws governing coal combustion waste disposal are usually weak or non-existent. Across the country, millions of tons of coal ash are being stored in ponds, [...]