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Why is coal ash dangerous?
Coal Ash Is a Hazardous Waste. Coal ash, the toxic remains of coal burning in power plants, is full of chemicals that cause cancer, developmental disorders and reproductive problems. It poisons our water and kills fish and wildlife.
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.
Why is coal ash more radioactive than nuclear waste?
Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation By Mara Hvistendahl on December 13, 2007