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Public Hearing: Coal Ash Closure at Gadsden Steam Plant
November 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is hosting a public hearing about Plant Gadsden’s coal ash on November 10th at the Beck Conference Center- Gadsden State Community College.
ADEM’s hearing focuses on Alabama Power’s closure plans for coal ash waste storage in a massive unlined, leaking pit sitting next to Neely Henry Lake on the Coosa River. This closure is required by federal law because their coal ash pit is situated too close to groundwater, which is being polluted with arsenic and other heavy metals. Alabama Power plans to leave their toxic coal ash next to the river and cap it in place.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. SHOW UP and/or submit WRITTEN COMMENTS to share your opinion on the need for Alabama Power to excavate and remove their waste from next to the Coosa River. Click here to submit comments.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COAL ASH
Click here to watch the 2018 Southern Exposure film, Ashes to Ashes
Click here to watch Water is Life: Coal Ash to hear the latest about coal ash in Alabama with Cade Kistler, Mobile Baykeeper.
Dive into this issue, sign up for updates, and take action, by visiting alabamacoalash.org!