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Brunner Island plant will pay $1 million fine for coal ash pollution

A year ago, four environmental groups threatened to sue over Clean Water Act violations, saying the plant was discharging toxic pollutants from its unlined coal ash ponds.

By Marie Cusick

Updated: March 5, 2019 | 1:53 pm

Report: Coal Ash contamination widespread in U.S., PA

One western Pa. site has arsenic 372 times the 'safe' level
By Reid Frazier

Leaky coal ash pond seeks new pollution permit from DEP

Permit will cover 16 newly discovered seeps coming out of Little Blue Run
By Reid Frazier

Environmental groups say they’ll sue Brunner Island plant to stop pollution

The groups say the Brunner Island plant is discharging toxic pollutants including arsenic, boron, sulfate, and lithium from its unlined coal ash waste ponds.

By Marie Cusick

Trump administration rolls back coal ash rules aimed at groundwater protection

States may be able to stop monitoring at some sites, and power plants have more time to close leaking ash ponds.

By Reid Frazier