EPA Hid Risks Of Coal Ash: Report

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Bush administration kept secret for nearly five years data that showed increased cancer risks from drinking water polluted by coal-ash impoundments, according to a new report issued Thursday.

Under President Bush, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials never made public an October 2002 study that outlined increased risks of as high as 1 in 50 additional cancer cases. ...

The Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice on Thursday issued a report that tries to explain in simple language the findings in both EPA documents, which examined more than 200 coal-ash landfills and surface impoundments." Ken Ward Jr. Reports in the Charleston Gazette May 7, 2009.

Friday, May 8, 2009