"Arsenic In Water Near Coal-Fired U.S. Plants: Monitor"

"An environmental monitor Tuesday identified 19 new sites across the United States where groundwater near coal-ash dumps from power plants was found to be contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants."

"The Environmental Integrity Project said the pollution — in some cases more than 10 times the maximum contaminant level for arsenic — is a direct health threat to thousands of residents who live near plants which use coal.

The findings in a report released by the nonprofit environmental group are the latest in a years-long face-off between environmental groups teaming up with residents against the energy industry, which EIP says is leaning on Congress to thwart efforts to regulate the dump sites."

AFP had the story December 13, 2011.


"Environmental Group IDs Coal Ash Pollutants in Illinois" (AP)

"Coal Ash Taints 20 U.S. Sites -- Report" (Reuters)

"Debate Lingers After TVA Coal Ash Spill" (Politico)

Source: AFP, 12/14/2011