Report: “Off the charts” arsenic levels detected in Western Pennsylvania groundwater – coal ash is the cause

This article discusses “Off the charts” arsenic levels being detected in Western Pennsylvania groundwater. The pollutant is leaching from a coal ash landfill at a power generating station.

New data shows arsenic at levels 372 times greater than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold for safety in groundwater an hour northwest of Pittsburgh.

The cancer-causing pollutant is leaching from a former coal ash landfill at the New Castle Generating Station, according to a new report. Of the 265 power plants throughout the U.S. that are investigated in the report, New Castle Generating Station ranked number five of the 10 most contaminated sites.

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