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On the Airwaves: Great Lakes Now’s Anna Sysling talks “Poisonous Ponds”-
As part of the Great Lakes Now collaborative project about coal ash and its threat to drinking water, Anna Sysling returned to public radio.00
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To excavate or not to excavate: With toxic coal ash, that is the question-
North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are proving it is possible for utilities to remove massive quantities of coal ash from ponds where it endangers groundwater, placing it in safer lined landfills. This could be a model for other states, but challenges remain.
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“Poisonous Ponds: Tackling Toxic Coal Ash” featured on One Detroit program-
Just how big of a threat is coal ash to drinking water in Michigan? GLN Host Ward Detwiler interviews journalist Kari Lydersen to find out.
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Coal ash contaminating groundwater near Joliet to stay, despite residents’ and activists’ concerns-
Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.
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Rising waters, sinking feeling: From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River, climate change puts coal ash impoundments at risk-
More frequent flooding multiplies the risk that coal ash will contaminate rivers, lakes and groundwater. Experts say the time to act is now.
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In the Finger Lakes, a bitcoin mining plant billed as ‘green’ has a dirty coal ash problem-
Residents want regulators to force the bitcoin miner that took over an old coal plant to clean up coal ash contaminating water.
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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.
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Cracking down on coal ash: Tough talk and tough choices-
The EPA says it is getting serious about enforcing federal coal ash rules. But massive challenges remain, from recalcitrant state regulators to environmental justice conundrums to ballooning costs for ratepayers.
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Northern Indiana residents doubt outcome of coal ash cleanup-
Some northern Indiana residents remain skeptical that communities in the area will be free of contamination from toxic coal ash, despite a renewed commitment to clean up polluted sites and transition to renewable energy sources.
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EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds-
Plants in four states will have to close the coal ash ponds months or years ahead of schedule, the EPA said, citing deficiencies with groundwater monitoring, cleanup or other problems.