US utilities find water pollution at ash sites

April 4, 2018
Heightened levels of pollutants were documented at plants in numerous states, from Virginia to Alaska.

BILLINGS, MT, APRIL 4, 2018 -- Major utilities have found evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash, according to data released by plant owners under a Friday deadline.

Heightened levels of pollutants -- including arsenic and radium in some cases -- were documented at plants in numerous states, from Virginia to Alaska.

The Environmental Protection Agency required the plant owners to install test wells to monitor groundwater pollution as a first step toward cleaning up the sites. Read more at Wpxi

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