Thursday, May 10, 2012

S.S. Badger's Coal Ash Dumping: Sand, Or Pounding Sand

As the Great Lakes ferry season opens, the controversy over the S.S. Badger's routine coal ash dumping into Lake Michigan - - 3.8 tons a day - - is renewed.

I've been writing about this for years.

The ship's lobby is strong, which means we're asking the same questions today as were asked in 2009:

And by the way, do you think the SS Badger will somehow wangle an exemption from recent EPA action and remain as the only coal-burning ship on the Great Lakes - - complete with hosing out the boilers and washing the ash into Lake Michigan?

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