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8 November 2010
The Persistent Trouble with Coal Ash
504-acre ash disposal ponds in Lake Erie, near Bay View Power Plant, Toledo. While a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire over twenty years ago, I attended an evening lecture by a hydrologist visiting from what was then still the Soviet Union. Early in his talk about groundwater, he said there was an old saying that “to make something clean, you have to make something else dirty.” Thinking …