What does Al Gore have to say about Clean Coal??
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Environmental Guru Al Gore says "There is no such thing as clean coal, it's an oxymoron". None of these nationwide sludge holding ponds are regulated by state or federal agencies. This nasty spill happened just over 1 year ago. Once this toxic, heavy metal sludge spills into a waterway, there really is no way to contain it-- yet the Kingston plant set up a barrier just to protect it's own Coal Plant water intake valve, the rest of the waterways (some of which were drinking water sources) be damned. Those water samples came up with particulate matter 300 x greater than what is acceptable levels of (toxic) heavy metals. In the blink of on eye, a politician can say "Clean Coal Technology", and apparently just as quickly, a sludge waste pond failure can destroy many miles of waterways, wildlife, ecosystems & property. We don't yet know the long term effects to human health.