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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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A look at large coal ash spills in the US

The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. The Obama announcement ended a six-year effort that began after a massive spill of the ash that contains toxins at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, ...

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4 HOURS AGO - ABC News

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

The General Motors plant in Warren County is a closed shop, meaning its 888 employees must pay union dues in order to work there. [...] the Warren County Fiscal Court passed a local law Friday banning that practice in the future, defying the state's Democratic attorney general and taking the first step toward trying to overturn a 49-year-old state Court ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Los Angeles Times

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EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.

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