Stop Coal Ash Contamination

Demand that EPA –

  • Prevent exposure to toxic coal combustion waste that is “reused” in construction, building materials, and consumer products;
  • Put coal ash under the federally enforceable hazardous waste requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act;
  • Regulate coal combustion waste from generation to final disposal, including coal ash “beneficially re- used” in construction, agricultural fields, and consumer products.


Tell EPA to regulate coal combustion wastes under Subtitle C and to stop supporting coal ash reuse without adequate environmental and human health safeguards.


EPA is accepting comments on the coal ash regulatory proposals until September 20, 2010.  Comments may be sent by e-mail, fax, or mail: Identify your comments by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640.  Email to; Fax to 202-566-0272; or send two copies by mail to: Hazar

dous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Comb

ustion Residuals from Electric Utilities Docket, Attention Docket ID No., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 5305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460.


You can send your comments directly to the RCRA docket by using the sample comments provided below.  Feel free to share, personalize, or amend these comments.  Visit for more information about coal combustion wastes used in consumer products, agriculture, and building materials.

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