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Environmental Law Clinic Visit Prince George's County To Learn About Coal Ash and the Environment

In working with a client on issues surrounding coal ash disposal facilities, students in the Environmental Law Clinic took a trip to Prince George’s County this month to learn about the potential effects of coal ash on the environment. Coal ash is one of the byproducts of burning coal to create energy and often contains heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury. Because coal ash contains these toxins, exposure to coal ash can not only damage plants and wildlife, but it can also threaten human health. The trip allowed the students to better understand the connection between the federal, state, and local regulations governing coal ash disposal, and the its real-world environmental effects.


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