Fly Ash Problems in NWA | Green Arkansas

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fly Ash Problems in NWA

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Rod Bryan of the Arkansas Conservation Alliance ventured out to Greenwood, Arkansas the other day.  He comes back with this video.  I've been up to Greenwood a couple of times myself.  That city is probably typical of a lot of cities in that area.  Natural gas wells have made life a living nightmare, well water has been affected and the disposal of left-over natural gas drilling fluids and waste from coal mines, or fly ash, threaten everyone's drinking water.  Apparently, fly ash is used in some construction materials like concrete.  It's also used to fill in reserve ponds at gas well sites.  The material is highly toxic.  This is something I'll be following in the near future.  I'll try to get you more information on fly ash and the problems it can cause.  Good thing that coal plant's being built in Hempstead County, right?

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