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Illinois faces challenges in addressing coal ash contamination

Despite Illinois passing a law five years ago to manage coal ash contamination, progress has stalled, leaving environmental advocates concerned.

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports for Grist.

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EPA introduces new rules for legacy coal ash pond cleanup

EPA introduces new rules for legacy coal ash pond cleanup

New regulations released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aim to tackle the cleanup of legacy coal ash ponds, requiring stringent measures to prevent groundwater contamination.

Gautama Mehta reports for Grist.

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Environmentalists rattled by radioactive risks of toxic coal ash

The EPA now recognizes the risks of gamma radiation from radium in coal ash, but many states aren’t even sure where the toxic waste has been used. In Alabama, environmental regulators say they do not track so-called ‘beneficial’ uses of coal ash.
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Dismantling of TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant raises concerns over waste

Environmental activists are concerned about hazardous waste transport in dismantling of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant.
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Negotiations begin over coal ash storage issues in Mobile, Alabama

A federal judge's recent dismissal of an environmental lawsuit paves the way for settlement talks between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Power regarding coal ash storage in Mobile, Alabama.

Lee Hedgepeth reports for Inside Climate News.

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EPA and Alabama Power to start settlement negotiations over coal ash storage near Mobile

Alabama Power pools toxic sludge in a pit above Mobile Bay. Will it remain there?
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