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

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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