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With Billions at Stake, Utilities Fight to Charge Coal-Ash Costs

First, states across the U.S. ordered utilities to clean up ponds full of toxic coal waste. Now, they’re balking at how much companies want to charge for the work. Officials from Virginia to North Carolina to South Carolina are pushing …

Thai Government Ordered to Clean Up Polluted Creek

A Thai court on Thursday ordered the government to clean up a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly $4 million in compensation to local villagers as part of a legal battle that lasted almost a decade. Over the past 15 years, …

Missouri Coal Ash Pond Leaking Since 1992

A coal ash pond next to an Ameren Corp. power plant in Labadie has been spilling up to 35 gallons of toxic coal waste for two decades, raising concerns in the eastern Missouri town. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday …

Hungary Rebuilds Towns Destroyed by Toxic Waste

Nine months after a flood of toxic red sludge devastated Hungarian villages, the country has built more than 100 new homes for the displaced. But for survivors such as Istvan Fuchs, who lost his mother in the disaster, the emotional …