Outlaw Coal Ash
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Buring Coal is not only polluting the environment, it is also resulting in a dangerous byproduct. The sludge you see in the picture above is the byproduct of burning coal. Coal Ash as it is called is highly toxic and contains traces of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and thallium. All chemicals that can leak into the soil and contaminate the ground.
The spill above was from a dam that acted as storage for the coal ash. Mussels, snails, fishes, crabs, otters, ospreys, and muskrats are just some of the species that are affected by the spill. The poor animals are buried under an avalanche of toxins. Death is not instant, it is slow and over the course of a life span. This sets off a chain reaction, once someone eats an infected animal the toxic chemicals end up in their body. Over time it can lead to cancer and even death. Not to mention the river and stream contamination.
Coal Ash should be declared a toxic substance, the current standards of storing and disposing of the life threatening byproduct is painfully inadequate. Please sign and share, together we can outlaw coal ash, the killer of both humans and animals.
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