Ashes to Ashes: New plan to deal with Mansfield plant's coal residuals isn't much of an improvement

Coal is in the news, mostly in terms of climate change, dirty air and jobs. But burning coal for electricity gives us something else, too. One notable example sits about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh: the Little Blue Run impoundment. This 1,700-acre "lake" on the West Virginia line, in Beaver County, contains four decades' worth of toxic coal ash, held back by an earthen dam overlooking the Ohio River.

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