Essay – The Toxic Legacy of Coal Ash on Southeastern Rivers, Waterways, and Reservoirs

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Cale Jaffe

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This essay, prepared for a symposium hosted by the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review and the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, focuses on the toxic legacy of coal ash pollution in the Southeastern United States. It discusses the historic practice of electric utilities for storing millions of tons of coal ash in riverside lagoons, created as a by-product from burning coal to generate electric power, and offers a solution to address some of the water contamination problems linked to these lagoons.

Suggested Citation

Jaffe, Cale, Essay – The Toxic Legacy of Coal Ash on Southeastern Rivers, Waterways, and Reservoirs (2016). William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 40, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3220590

Cale Jaffe (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/caj5f/1176168

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