I came across this article a few months ago, and tried to get our local newspaper to reprint the article (to no avail). I live 4 miles from Plant Yates, which also happens to sit on the Coweta County side of the Chattahoochee River.
The article details that Newnan’s Plant Yates has been added to 140 sites across the U.S, where Coal Ash from the Power Plants have contaminated the ground drinking water. The contamination is above the primary Safe Drinking Water Act maximum limits.
The article contends that Coal Ash is a byproduct of producing electricity. Coal Ash “contains arsenic, selenium, lead, cadmium and mercury”.
Clearly I’m concerned as a regular citizen, but even more so now, that I’ve taken up the prepping lifestyle.