Thursday, June 7, 2012

Coal pollution suit filed against Santee Cooper - Local / Metro -

Sammy Fretwell
Specifically, the law center says it wants a court to order Santee Cooper to remove coal ash from the lagoons and put it in a lined landfill, rather than leave it there as the company plans. Coal ash contains arsenic that can wash into groundwater and waterways. Santee Cooper’s coal ash lagoons sit on the banks of the Waccamaw River in a low-lying area susceptible to leakage, the center says. The lagoon walls also might break, the center says.

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