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EPA announces that cleaning up coal ash will be a top priority for enforcement

EPA acknowledges widespread noncompliance from coal-fired power plant owners. The EPA announced that coal ash will be an enforcement priority for the agency for the next four years as of October 2023, promising to conduct investigations and take action against coal ash facilities that are violating the law. EPA selects enforcement and compliance priorities so that the agency and its state partners can prioritize resources to address the most serious and widespread environmental problems. The EPA’s National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives for 2024-2027 include for the first time initiatives to mitigate climate change, address exposure to PFAS contamination, and protect communities from toxic coal ash.
Coal ash contains hazardous pollutants including arsenic, boron, cobalt, chromium, lead, lithium, mercury, molybdenum, radium, selenium, and other heavy metals. These have been linked to cancer, heart and thyroid disease, reproductive failure, and neurological harm. Industry is proceeding now, in violation of the federal rule, to close coal ash ponds with toxic ash in contact with groundwater and in floodplains, threatening drinking water and waterways. Utilities have failed to determine the extent of toxic contamination of groundwater, as required by the federal rule, and to clean up contaminated groundwater, which the rule requires.



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    Any small stride makes all the difference

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      • john linus Tom

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        Action, action action is the way to save our planet

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        • bonke reinhard

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          Actions are more important

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          • Ajema Lydiah

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            great idea for such a wonderful step

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            • Edwin wangombe

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              EPA does a good job and it should be given all the support it deserves

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              • Annett Michuki..

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                actions speaks louder

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                • Komu Daniel

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                  Announcing is one thing and action is another.Looking forward to implementation

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                  • rosebellendiritu

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                    @komu_daniel how I wish it could be that it's already done

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                  • George Kariuki

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                    This step reinforces the importance of collective efforts to combat climate change and prioritize the well-being of communities and ecosystems.

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                    • dickson mutai

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                      An important step towards ensuring responsible industry practices and safeguarding our environment

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        Every action matter

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                        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                          Let's see actions

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                          • Rashid Kamau

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                            Action is what matters the most.

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                            • Grace Njeri

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                              @rashid_kamau Pledges need to be turned into action.

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                              • Jane Wangui

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                                @grace_njeri_804 true we do not need empty promises

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