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Five years ago, Americans saw one of the worst environmental disasters in history when a billion gallons of toxic sludge poured onto farmland and into the Emory and Clinch rivers in Tennessee. The tragic Kingston coal ash spill showed the consequences of waiting for state regulators -- who all too often lack the will and ability -- to protect communities from toxic coal waste. Many thought the disaster would force the EPA to step in and do what state governments had failed to do: protect Americans from the toxic byproducts of burning coal for electricity.

But even five years after the Kingston disaster, there are no federal safeguards to protect our communities from coal ash or other water pollution caused from burning coal -- and yet there are more than 1,100 coal ash sites like the one at Kingston.

Tell the EPA we have waited long enough, and that it's time to finalize new coal ash protections.
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Aftermath of the Kingston coal ash spill

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