Coal-ash road project backfires creates public concern

A project that was supposed to showcase an innovative use for a coal byproduct, has instead upset the rural community near Tobacco Road.

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More than 400 tons of coal ash was used to create a road that was to be impervious to muddy ruts and potholes, but has instead resulted in a white dusting of the community. And now concerns linger that trace amounts of toxins in the ash will leach into drinking water.

The Post and Courier has the story.

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