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Georgia EPD to hold public hearing on proposed coal ash rules


When: July 27th 1-3PM, Seats limited; RSVP required

Where: Tradeport Training Center 4244 International Parkway, Suite 116 Atlanta GA 30354

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is holding a public hearing next Wednesday July 27 to discuss its proposed rules for how toxic coal ash is stored in Georgia. This is an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about how EPD’s rule might affect you and your community.

Coal ash is the toxic waste left over from burning coal in power plants to produce electricity, and it contains heavy metals like mercury, lead, and many other harmful toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Georgia Power has already found groundwater contamination near some of its coal ash pits, but still plans to store coal ash in pits that lack bottom liners across the state.

That’s why it’s critical for EPD to hear from you directly that you’re concerned about coal ash and want the most protective rule possible. Will you attend the public hearing?

Can’t attend a hearing? You can still take action, stay tuned for an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule!

Invite your friends on Facebook and Twitter to this important public hearing!

What: Hearing

When: Jul 27 2016, Wed 1:00-3:00pm

Where: Tradeport Training Center
4244 International Parkway, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA, 30354

Adam Reaves
828.254.6776 ext. 35