I began research on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) non- hazardous coal ash classification decision because I wanted to share research on (1) why and how EPA reached the nonhazardous decision, (2) the environmental justice implications (3) the technical, scientific, and regulatory reasons why containment of toxic, hazardous, and radioactive waste in land disposal systems continues to fail, and (4) to provide a research-based opposition to the burial of coal ash in Northampton county or in any other place.
“I’ve learned, among other things, that phthalo pigments, besides inks and paints, are found in paper, textiles, cosmetics, leather products, foods and a multitude of other “household” goods. But the PCBs…”
EPA Has Legalized PCBs in Paint, Clothing, Newspapers and Magazines For Years While Duping the Public Into Believing that the 1978 Toxic Substance Control Act Stopped PCB Production
Since 1978, when the Toxic Substance Control Act banned the production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the EPA has duped the public into believing that PCB contamination of air, soils and water, which is ubiquitous worldwide, is the result of past usage.
The shift of emphasis from containment to monitoring does not solve the waste management problem.
Statement 1: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an enforceable agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke) to perform a comprehensive assessment, determine the location of coal ash deposits and to remove deposits along the Dan River as deemed appropriate by EPA in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a result of the coal ash spill that occurred at the Dan River Steam Station on February 2, 2014.”