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Coal Ash: Hazardous to Human Health

Coal Ash Fact Sheet

Coal ash is the waste that is left after coal is combusted (burned). It includes fly ash (fine powdery particles that are carried up the smoke stack and captured by pollution control devices) as well as coarser materials that fall to the bottom of the furnace. Most coal ash comes from coal-fired electric power plants.


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    Nukebusters Short Film Awards
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