EPA Sued Over Rule Extending Life of Toxic Coal Ash Ponds

Source: Inside Climate News

The Hill

A coalition of nine environmental groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over a rule that extends the life of giant pits of toxic coal sludge that could leak into nearby water sources, particularly after heavy rains. The rule allows for more than 400 coal ash pits across the country—waste disposal sites where coal residue is mixed with liquid in open-air ponds—to stay open as far in the future as 2038.

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