Have You Heard Of Coal Ash? The Coal Industry Would Prefer You Don’t…

Coal supplies more than more than half the electricity consumed in the United States. Our coal consumption produces coal ash, a toxic sludge which is largely unregulated.

If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents a Tennessee town being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled? Lesley Stahl reports on 60 Minutes:


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