MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some people who live near a huge landfill in Perry County say a proposed law doesn't go far enough in regulating the disposal of coal ash in Alabama.
[What is coal ash? (Source: University of North Dakota)]
A bill being considered by the Legislature would give the state oversight over coal ash disposal. Tons of the substance from a massive spill in Tennessee have been placed in a landfill near Uniontown.
But Perry County residents including Esther Calhoun argue that the bill should go further and label coal ash as a toxic waste.
The bill is supported by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. It was approved Wednesday by a House committee.
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