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Tell the EPA: Finish strong safeguards against toxic coal ash.

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For six days, toxic coal ash gushed into North Carolina's Dan River. Ash from coal-burning power plants is full of toxic heavy metals like arsenic, mercury, and lead -- that the coal companies then dump in pits and ponds, with no plan for safe disposal or cleanup.

Thankfully there's now a federal investigation into that leak, but there are still no federal safeguards to protect our communities from coal ash or other water pollution caused by burning coal -- even though there are more than 1,100 coal ash sites like the one on the Dan River.

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

Photo: Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins

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