The Dernogalizer

March 11, 2009

Coal Ash Spill in Maryland

Filed under: Energy/Climate,MD Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 12:02 pm
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So this spill fortunately wasn’t serious, but it just goes to show these incidents can hit close to home.  The coal industry has gotten a lot of much deserved negative press ever since the coal slurry dam disaster that happened a few months ago.  This brought to light that, maybe we should regulate our coal ash.  Of course, no amount of regulation will ever make \”clean coal\” a reality, especially considering that it’s extraction often involves the very destructive mountain top removal.  Oh..and coal is getting more expensive.

Here’s the link for today’s news

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/10/AR2009031001624.html

Excerpt that tells it all… “A 4,000-gallon spill of potentially toxic coal ash sludge mostly missed the Potomac River and doesn’t appear to have done much harm, a Maryland environmental official said Tuesday.”

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