May 07, 2009
An EPA risk assessment documents excess cancer risks of up to 1 in 50 for residents living near unlined ash ponds. The study also shows risks to fish and wildlife may exceed known safe levels by a factor of 1,000 or more. Risk estimates first identified in 2002 were blacked out by the Bush Administration in Freedom of Information Act responses.
- For the Press Release, click here.
- For the EIP/Earthjustice analysis of the EPA’s risk assessment, click here.
- For Attachment 1 – Surface Impoundments Analyzed in EPA Risk Assessment (Unlined and Clay-Lined), click here.
- For Attachment 2 – Landfills Analyzed in EPA Risk Assessment (Unlined and Clay-Lined), click here.
- For Attachment 3 – Surface Impoundment and Landfill Disposal Data Reported to the Energy Information Administration (2005), click here.
- For Combined Attachments 1 and 2 – Surface Impoundments and Landfills Analyzed in EPA Risk Assessment (Unlined and Clay-Lined) by State, click here.
- For an example of a document with risks blacked-out by the EPA during the Bush Administration, click here.
- For the letter 109 environmental groups sent to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson with principles for safe regulation of coal ash, click here.
- For a streaming audio replay of the May 7, 2009 news event, click here.