Midwest coal ash spill prompts a call for action

By on November 7, 2011

Three years after the TVA coal ash spill, another spill has occurred in Oak Creek, Wisconsin from the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant.  The spill has been belittled as a “freak accident,”  but others  believe that the spill should be taken seriously.  Coal ash has dangerous levels of noxious chemicals, which have leaked into Lake Michigan.

The lake provides  40 million people with drinking water and water quality concerns are justified.  The EPA has yet to take action, but that hasn’t stopped concerned citizens from  fighting to keep the Great Lakes safe.

Read more at Earthjustice.

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