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A spill of potentially toxic coal ash narrowly missed the Potomac river this week. Officials say the accident does not appear to have caused any immediate harm, but the spill has stoked concerns about the safety of coal waste disposal. We explore what happens to coal after it’s burned to generate electricity in our region, and the lessons we should take away from a horrific spill that occurred a few months ago in Tennessee.
- Patrice Simms Senior Attorney, Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Tim Wheeler Reporter, The Baltimore Sun
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