first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享West Virginia Public Radio:For generations, coal power has fueled American prosperity. But for each shovelful thrown into the furnaces, a pile of ash was left in its place. Today, as coal’s dominance in the power sector wanes, those piles of ash have grown into mountains as coal ash became one of the largest waste streams in the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.Hundreds of waste ponds and landfills, many constructed without liners to prevent leaks, dot the American landscape, especially in the coal-rich Ohio Valley. And the ash they contain includes the concentrated remains of the many toxic compounds associated with coal and its combustion, such as arsenic, lead, and radium.The Ohio Valley ReSource and partner station WFPL analyzed newly available data from groundwater monitoring wells near ash disposal sites in the region and found that most show signs of leaking contaminants. At several sites, hazardous compounds are found in groundwater at levels that far exceed federal drinking water standards.What the first round of monitoring data revealed is a toxic blend of coal ash chemicals that appear to be leaching into groundwater across the country. Environmental advocates say the data demonstrate that contamination is ubiquitous, not just in the Ohio Valley but at coal ash sites around the United States.Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law center, found 92 percent of sites showed evidence of contamination in a review of 100 sites across the country. “And this is industry produced data,” Lisa Evans, an attorney with Earthjustice, emphasized. “Data is showing us that across the board there was groundwater contamination at almost every site in the country,” she said.In Kentucky and West Virginia, every power plant covered under the EPA rules had coal ash waste sites with evidence of contaminated groundwater, according to the analysis by WFPL and the Ohio Valley ReSource. Already, three sites in Ohio, four sites in West Virginia and 11 sites in Kentucky have said they will do more testing after finding evidence of possible groundwater contamination.More: Coal ash uncovered: New data reveal widespread contamination at Ohio Valley sites Industry data show widespread contamination from coal ashlast_img read more


first_imgZidane is on his way to do it again, to inject the talent again. He got it in the double season and now points in the same direction. The diagnosis of the bench, which makes a team resistant, was a success. From Areola, as providential as Courtois, to Vinicius, a scorer’s apprentice, through Brahim, who feels like a cupbearer. Of course, the night went again to Jovic, a non-existent nine.Zaragoza is still spilling blue blood, even prostrated in Second, even full of substitutes, even when it is something else (the ascent). The best of its history lies in the Cup, the trophy that has won more times, and honored his story within its limitations, because to pass was impossible dream, more before this Madrid, in unstoppable inertia. Nothing helps win more than win.The game dawned very cloudy for those of Víctor Fernández. He opened gas at the Madrid exit and took advantage after five minutes. The matter began as usual, in a satin and crossed ball of Kroos who did not put the heel Vinicius but Varane almost empty door. It was the tenth goal of a white defender this season. Mouse was still as a trailing column.Zidane left Casemiro in Madrid, without the one who does not leave or throw the garbage, and to compensate put the titular defense and He folded the guard body in the center of the field, with Kroos and Valverde at the same height and James promoted to midpoint. He also widened the eleven with two extremes, Lucas and VInicius, and with Jovic pointed. Three radically different players. Lucas is an analgesic for all fields and all parties. To put it is not to be wrong. He scored the second goal almost as center forward. With Vinicius, Madrid expects someone (Zidane, preferably) to be able to enrich uranium. It brings spontaneity, but It is difficult for him to make the leap from a mischievous footballer to a transcendent footballer. Always leave something, something is always missing. This time he fastened the task with a good goal. Jovic, on the other hand, is an iceberg. There, hidden among the centrals, in the most absolute anonymity, watch the season go by. It is very distant from the team and always out of place. It is, in short, the hologram of that Bundesliga super goal scorer. Before the break he touched fewer balls than Areola. At that point it was already a trending topic. The first in the party’s credit titles was Kroos, the Madrid mobility agent, double assistant. A reborn and an absolute success of Zidane.Between the first two goals of Madrid, Zaragoza B had its moment, led by Kagawa, the great click, which this time was the sharpest of Victor’s team. A shot of his justified the alignment of Areola, to which the Cup gives vidilla. Nothing more tolerated Madrid, whose defensive strength has a viral origin: it arrived with Valverde, infected Courtois and is now a pandemic.Brahim and BenzemaIn favor of marker Madrid confirmed its superiority, which in addition to technique was already emotional. For three months he feels that nothing bad can happen to him. However, Víctor Fernández did not draw a white flag. In the absence of half an hour got Luis Suarez, the team scorer and his flag player. The public asked for it, which filled La Romareda with greater hope. But there was also a Madrid pass, among other things because Ramos is now an impenetrable captain.In any case, the arrival of the Colombian upset the game somewhat. Kagawa again enjoyed an occasion and James, who did not knock the door down either, wanted to tie a petroleum jelly that was high. Vinicius was also relieved with a great goal. He built the wall with James and gently saved Mouse’s exit. Start learning the trade. After Areola made a miraculous stop, Brahim set the first 0-4 stone with a fancy pass and Benzema regained the lost goal. Madrid arrives at the draw for quarters and the white-tipped derby.last_img read more