What We Can Do to Stop our Waterways from Being Contaminated with Coal Ash


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Along with increasing temperatures, heavier rain has amplified a hidden hazard: contaminated water. Coal plants located throughout the United States have started to raise concerns about their coal ash pits. These pits are usually very old, lined with clay, and trenched in the bedrock. With increased rainfall, these clay lines erode and allow the coal ash to seep into the nearby waterways and underground wells.