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What are the Toxics of coal ash?
Coal Ash Toxics: Damaging to Human Health The toxic substances found in coal ash can inflict grave damage to the human body and the environment. These substances have been shown to escape from some coal ash disposal sites, contaminating the air, land, surface waters, and/or underground aquifers that feed drinking water wells.
Do you worry about anthracite ash?
There are tons of anthracite ashes tilled into farm land in Pennsylvania and crops are grown on that land. I loose absolutely no sleep worrying about coal ash. What happened in Tennessee is a different animal all together.
What is co-coal ash?
Coal ash, also referred to as coal combustion residuals or CCRs, is produced primarily from the burning of coal in coal-fired power plants. Coal ash includes a number of by-products produced from burning coal, including: Fly Ash, a very fine, powdery material composed mostly of silica made from the burning of finely ground coal in a boiler.
What is EPA鈥檚 new rule on coal ash?
EPA finalized the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants on November 3, 2015. Coal ash, also referred to as coal combustion residuals or CCRs, is produced primarily from the burning of coal in coal-fired power plants.