Iowa Coal Combustion Waste Disposal Report

When studying the environmental impacts of using coal to address our nation’s energy needs, most of the debate has centered around air pollution and has largely ignored the coal combustion waste (CCW) that is also a necessary byproduct of coal generation. CCW, also known as fly ash or coal ash, is filled with arsenic, cadmium, selenium, lead and other toxic heavy metals known to cause neurological problems and cancer. The Iowa Coal Combustion Waste Disposal Report, produced by Plains Justice in November 2007, describes the risks associated with CCW disposal and how Iowa and the federal government are handling the challenge.

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If you would like a full color printed copy of the complete report, a $25 donation is suggested. This donation will help Plains Justice distribute the report as widely as possible in hard copy to legislators and regulators, and to pursue regulatory reform to protect Iowa ground and surface waters from potential heavy metal contamination. Please email info@plainsjustice.org with your full mailing information.