New data reveals widespread coal ash contamination at Ohio valley sites

June 25, 2018
At several sites, hazardous compounds are found in groundwater at levels that far exceed federal drinking water standards.
Wfpl

OHIO, JUNE 25, 2018 -- Hundreds of waste ponds and landfills, many constructed without liners to prevent leaks, dot the American landscape, especially in the coal-rich Ohio Valley. And the ash they contain includes the concentrated remains of the many toxic compounds associated with coal and its combustion, such as arsenic, lead, and radium.

The Ohio Valley ReSource and WFPL analyzed newly available data from groundwater monitoring wells near ash disposal sites in the region and found that most show signs of leaking contaminants. At several sites, hazardous compounds are found in groundwater at levels that far exceed federal drinking water standards. Read more at Wfpl

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