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EPA falls short on coal ash rule

Lexington Herald Leader
Regulations issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency for waste from coal-fired power plants are welcome but fall short of fully protecting the public.
Coal ash — the residue left over after coal is burned to produce electricity — contains varying amounts of carcinogenic and toxic metals such as arsenic, barium and lead.
Kentucky produces about 9 million tons a year of the waste, which is stored in ponds and landfills.