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Ash Pond News: May 2022

Posted on June 02, 2022

The following is a collection of ash pond news from May 2022. Our intent is to provide you with important news pieces to help inform your business decisions and keep you up to date about the coal and ash pond industry.

This downloadable newsletter provides resources and explanations of ash pond news concerning a number of topics, including:

  • On the Mobile River, Alabama Power has dumped 21.7 million tons of coal ash in their Barry Ash storage pond that lies within a bend of the river. This storage pond is unlined and is leaking heavy metals into the groundwater, which has the potential to make its way into the river.
  • Georgia Power and other utilities have opened a federal appeals case to determine if they will be allowed to leave coal ash in contact with groundwater at sites across the country.
  • A lawsuit against Belle Fourche Pipeline and Bridger Pipeline has been filed by the state of North Dakota and the federal government over a 600,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated the Ash Coulee Creek and the Little Missouri River in 2016.
  • A study published in the Lancet Journal of Planetary Health has determined that pollution is responsible for approximately 9 million deaths per year.