In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered the Gen. James Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio, to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site. This marks the first time the EPA has formally denied a utility’s request to continue disposing toxic coal ash after a deadline to stop such disposal has passed. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
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