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EPA Circumvents its own EPCRA laws due to Homeland Security Strong-arming

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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EPA Circumvents its own EPCRA laws due to Homeland Security Strong-arming


www.wasterecyclingnews.com

The U.S. EPA has identified 44 coal ash waste impoundments across the country that pose a "high hazard" to the people living nearby, but Homeland Security and Army Corps of Engineers officials want the locations kept secret, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said during a Washington press conference.
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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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The EPA passed the EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) in 1986 to require all companies that have materials that pose a health hazard to nearby communities divulge those hazards and work with local governments to ensure emergency response plans are in place.

Now the EPA has identified 44 sites across the U.S. that pose a "high hazard" to the communities nearby and the Homeland Security Department has told them they want this information kept secret; most likely in the name of counter-terrorisms measures.

No matter what your opinion of Senator Boxer is, she has been placed on a committee to assess the locations and risks of coal ash impounds in the wake of the devastating failure in Tennessee last year. She is now being told the locations of these impounds must be kept secret.

The very agency that mandated the protection of citizens' rights to know has now taken that right from them.


www.wasterecyclingnews.com
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[edit on 6-12-2009 by Valhall]



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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Boxer going public with her dissatisfaction worked. The EPA has released the list of "high hazard potential" coal ash impoundments in contradiction to DHS's attempt to suppress the information.

www.wasterecyclingnews.com...

List of impoundments here:

www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccrs-fs/index.htm



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