Residents of a Fayette County town are taking the owner of a coal waste dump to court. They say the site is polluting their streams and their air.
The Fredericktown Ferry has been carrying people and their cars across the Monongahela River for decades.
There are new details about a troubled Fayette County coal waste dump. State environmental regulators are stepping in to stop planned blasting on the property, blasting that could have caused landslides or cave-ins.
Environmentalists call it “fly ash;” the power industry calls it “scrubber waste.” Regardless, residents of one Fayette County town say it’s covering their yards and streets and causing serious health problems.