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Poor people stuck with coal ash
The Sierra Club has found that dangerous toxic coal ash storage sites are more often located in poor communities.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:50 AM
Here's another reason it sucks to be poor -- you stand a higher chance of living close to a toxic coal ash
One of the criteria for a coal ash storage site to be designated as "high hazard" is a likelihood of a loss of life if a storage pond or dam failed. When, not if, another storage pond fails, it's going to be people at the bottom of the financial spectrum facing a tidal wave of black toxic coal ash sludge pouring into their neighborhoods.
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