Dust From Toxic Coal Ash Affecting Alabama Citizens
August 19th, 2014|
Our everyday lives require electrical power, and much of it is supplied by power plants that burn coal. What many people may not realize is that the coal burned at these plants can create toxic ash that can find it’s way into air and water, causing poisonous pollution that affects humans, plants, and animals.
Environmental injuries due to toxic exposure to coal ash began coming to light several years ago when millions of gallons of the waste was spilled into several rivers in the south. Federal and state officials created a clean up plan and developed strategies to keep toxins from finding their way into water. However, citizens living in areas where the ash was dumped have experienced health issues.
Take the case of Uniontown, Alabama. According to a release from Southern Studies, the city is the site of the landfill where coal ash from an ash spill in Tennessee gets transported. Residents say the dust from the ash being dumped is not only stripping the paint off cars, but could be doing more harm inside their lungs and bodies. They add that respiratory problems, nausea, headaches, and dizziness have all become common among the town’s citizens since the dumping began.
If you suspect you are the victim of an environmental injury, it may be wise to speak with a Birmingham personal injury lawyer regarding your situation. At Norris Injury Lawyers, we are available anytime to speak with you about your legal rights. Call us anytime at (888) 318-4245.