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Illinois is second in the nation in the number of coal ash contamination sites due to improper disposal. Here are a few choice excerpts taken from interviews with Illinois residents impacted by coal ash. A gentleman living in Douglas County near a site where fly ash is being used to reclaim an abandoned mine impoundment has reported coal ash contamination of air and water to the Illinois EPA several times with no response. He has witnessed coal ash clouds so thick cars have had to stop on the road. A recent visit to the site for stream sampling revealed that there had been a recent mussel kill in the stream just mile downstream of the dump; every fingernail clam seen was open and dead. Fly ash coated the surface of the stream and banks. The long-term reclamation plan is to fill the impoundment with 500,000 tons of ash. Several households are downgradient of the UNLINED coal ash dump site and draw their water from shallow wells. Many of these residents are experiencing various...

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