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US labels coal ash as non- hazardous waste

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"This rule is a huge step forward in our effort to protect communities from coal ash storage impoundment failures as well as the improper management and disposal of coal ash in general," said Ms McCarthy.

London

IN a disappointment to environmentalists, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules on Friday labelling coal ash, a by-product of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous waste.

The label means that

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