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Toxic Neighbors

What would you do if your neighbors were dumping toxic garbage all over your home?  I would think the EPA had the power to regulate power plants & their toxic by-products, but apparently it takes a lawsuit to stop big polluters from contaminating surrounding communities.
News from Kentucky:
"Just as individuals cannot dump their household garbage on their neighbors' lawns, electric companies cannot allow their coal dust and coal ash to be blown onto their neighbors' homes and properties," the plaintiffs said in the suit filed Monday."
There are thousands of these dirty neighbors in communities across the country:
"The ash, a byproduct of burning coal, has been piling up in the last decade, reaching a height of 100 feet and spanning a quarter-mile, according to the suit. Power plants in the U.S. produce about 140 million tons of the ash each year, and there are about 1,000 active coal ash storage sites around the country."

We simply cannot wait for government to do its job; too many people are becoming sick and dying while officials drag their feet:
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the ash be regulated as a hazardous material, but no decision has been made more than three years after public hearings were held."
An important part of cancer prevention is knowing who are neighbors are & being proactive in protecting our families from those who carelessly do us harm.

Full Story:
Louisville Neighbors Sue Over Coal Plant Ash

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