Coal Ash: How It Affects The World
By: Zach Buhman
What Is Coal Ash?
Ways to Help
There are many organizations dedicated to recycling and preventing coal ash pollution. One of these websites, http://www.acaa-usa.org/ , is "The American Coal Ash Association, established in 1968, is a nonprofit trade association devoted to recycling the materials created when we burn coal to generate electricity. Our members comprise the world's foremost experts on coal ash and other flue gas materials captured by emissions controls." They are an organization that help clean up, recycle, and reduce coal ash and ash ponds' emissions. Also, you could reduce coal usage in your home, by going with a renewable energy source, such as solar, geothermal, or wind. In reaction the the Dan River spill, John Skvarla, an executive at the Department of Environment and National Resources, said, "We’re doing everything in our power to prevent environmental disasters like what we've seen at the Dan River. We are committed to protecting public health and the natural resources of our state.”