downstream at the front door

Thirty years under the jingo of laissez-faire seems to have become thirty years of destroying simple oversight.

Sue Sturgis:

An in-depth review of monitoring data from coal ash ponds located next to 13 coal-burning power plants in North Carolina has revealed that all of them are contaminating groundwater with toxic metals and other pollutants — in some cases at levels exceeding 380 times state groundwater standards.

The contaminants reported include arsenic, cadmium, chromium and lead…