TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 02nd

Last update08:20:20 PM GMT

You are here News Environment EPA faulted for not disclosing coal ash's recycling risks

EPA faulted for not disclosing coal ash's recycling risks

E-mail Print PDF

EPA faulted for not disclosing coal ash's recycling risksThe Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general reported this week that the EPA had improperly used an official website to promote ways of recycling the waste that's left over when power plants burn coal, commonly known as coal ash.

The inspector general's report says the website didn't tell the public that the EPA had decided that coal ash no longer should be dumped in empty pits and that it had concerns about the safety of other uses of the material in loose form, such as fertilizer and road fill.

The waste contains arsenic and other metals that can cause cancer and damage the nervous system in people who drink contaminated water, and it can kill fish and other aquatic life. The inspector general's report also says the EPA should have mentioned on the website that it had found seven cases of large-scale dumping of coal ash that had caused damage to health and the environment.

In other environmental action related to coal, the EPA's Region 3 on Friday recommended denying a permit for one of the largest mountaintop-removal coal mines ever planned, the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP

BPOfficials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday...

New York state officially bans fracking

Fracking banned in NYIt's official: New York has banned fracking.After more than seven years of study, the state Department...

Europe hit by soaring temperatures of over 40C

Europe heat waveParts of Europe have been hit by temperatures reaching above 40C, leading to concerns for the...

Scottish Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application

Scottish town rejects frackingAn application to start fracking at a site on the Fylde coast in Lancashire has been...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!