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Groups Gather to Address Southeast Coal Ash Problems

Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 828-275-0564 Stephanie Schweikert, NC Conservation Network, 419-348-2340

Atlanta – This weekend over 80 concerned citizens, environmental and public health advocates, and elected officials from across the Southeast and beyond are converging in Atlanta at the first Southeast Coal Ash Summit. The event is focused on providing information on the science and policy behind protecting the region’s water from coal ash, the toxic waste from coal-fired power plants, and showing how attendees can effectively advocate for stronger protections.

The summit features a keynote address by Georgia State Representative Margaret Mary Oliver, who recently introduced state legislation requiring groundwater monitoring for wet-stored coal ash impoundments and liners for new impoundments in the state. North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison, who has also introduced legislation on coal ash, will also speak at the summit.

September 26, 2013


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