Report: “Off the charts” arsenic levels detected in Western Pennsylvania groundwater

This article discusses how “Off the charts” arsenic levels have been 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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