Posts Tagged "coal"

Coal ash jeopardizes N.C. residents' health

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 in Health & Wellness

by Sue Sturgis After Hurricane Floyd struck eastern North Carolina in 1999, displaced residents were housed in temporary FEMA trailers at this industrial park later discovered to have been built atop coal ash. This story originally appeared on Facing South, the online magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies. Coal ash isn’t just dumped; it’s increasingly being recycled into building materials and other uses. But in states like North Carolina, the failure to adequately regulate one so-called “beneficial use” of the toxic-filled waste is putting communities at...

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