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Missourians Fed Up With Coal Ash Disposal Plans

EPA Proposes to Roll Back 2015 Coal Ash Regulations

According to the first ever federal standards on coal ash, the toxic waste from burning coal should not be dumped in landfills on unstable terrain because of the risk of groundwater contamination.

That's why environmental and health advocates are unhappy as Missouri utilities move forward with plans to do just that.

Dr. Judy Dasovich, a Springfield-area physician, sees a health risk in City Utilities' plan to expand its coal ash landfill near Springfield.

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