Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Coal ash

The slides show some of the costs associated with the nasty stuff that comes out of the smokestack when coal is burned for energy, but the stuff that stays behind seems to be at least as nasty. In North Carolina, coal ash seems to have contaminated the groundwater with heavy metals.

Fun fact: did you know that every year in Maryland we generate about 1.8 million tons of coal ash? Just thought you might like to know!

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