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At the request of local residents concerned about coal ash contamination, a sampling project was conducted in the Fairbanks area in June 2010. To protect our communities, we need coal ash to be regulated effectively as hazardous waste with safeguards for storage, handling, transport and disposal.
energy is essential to our daily lives, and for the past century and a half we have depended on fossil fuels to produce it. But, from extraction to combustion, coal, oil and natural gas have multiple health, environmental and economic impacts that are proving costly for society. Coal carries a heavy burden...
Recent research done by our staff and others has shown that coal ash disposal sites frequently contaminate surface water and groundwater. This report addresses a more specific question, and it has to do with federal solid waste law. Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) prohibits disposal of solid waste in a way that causes certain kinds of groundwater contamination.
Information related to Golden Valley Electric Association's efforts to start the Healy "Clean Coal" Plant and the Northern Center's role.