Coal ash is a hazardous substance
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Is coal ash hazardous waste?
Coal Ash Is Hazardous. Coal Ash Is Waste. But According to the EPA, Coal Ash Is Not 鈥淗azardous Waste.鈥?And the coal industry is more than happy to keep things that way.
Why is coal bad for the environment?
As coal contains sulfur, burning it produces SO2 (sulfur dioxide), just as for heavy fuel oil. SO2 aggravates cardiovascular and lung diseases. It also combines with atmospheric water to form sulfuric acid, that acidifies water then soils, and can hinder the development of plants,
Is co-coal ash a hazardous substance?
Coal ash is a hazardous substance, no matter what the EPA and the TVA prefer to call it. Whether it spills in huge deluges or seeps quietly into our water supplies, it鈥檚 just one of the many dangerous by-products of our irrational attachment to a dirty fossil fuel whose time has come and gone.
Is coal more dangerous than nuclear energy?
In the post-Fukushima era, one might even add that it is certainly less dangerous than nuclear energy to produce electricity (the dominant use of coal in the world), since our German neighbors, though considered as the security champions in the world, want to replace partially nuclear by coal, as the Japanese might do.