Video: How Clean Is Clean Coal? « The Washington Independent
In a single year, a rate of fewer than one in 100,000 Americans contract a rare form of blood cancer. In Pennsylvania coal country, the rate is nearly five times higher. Many suspect “clean” coal is the cause. As the 2008 presidential candidates promote the potential of clean coal as an alternative fuel source, and as Congress prepares to debate energy legislation, the American News Project and The Washington Independent investigate the controversial practice of coal-ash dumping.