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Who Will Pay to Clean Up US Coal Ash Pollution?

Expand Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River following one of the worst coal-ash spills in US history into the river in Danville, Virginia, February 5, 2014. © 2014 AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File A proposed new rule by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could mean that coal ash pollution – a byproduct of burning coal for electricity – won’t be properly cleaned up and that even if it is, the public will foot the bill. The EPA is required to assess whether industries need to set aside money for potential pollution cleanup. It is now proposing not to impose financial…

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