In a nutshell:Residents in Juliette, Georgia are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to uphold its rejection of Alabama's proposed coal ash disposal rules. The EPA's decision not only affects Alabama but also has implications for Georgia, where Georgia Power manages coal ash from retired power plants, drawing concern from environmental advocates. We are still suffering here.”The big picture:Living near a coal ash disposal area can pose significant health and environmental risks. Improper coal ash disposal can also harm ecosystems and affect the surrounding environment, further emphasizing the importance of proper regulation and oversight in such areas. Too often toxic coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power, ends up in poor, minority communities, writes Brian Bienkowski.
Source: CBC News October 02, 2023 23:49 UTC