“Juliette Residents Concerned About Coal Ash From Georgia Power Plant”

“Residents of the city of Juliette are rallying behind a pair of bills working through the state legislature that would require more stringent standards for the disposal of coal ash.

At a meeting on Monday night in Monroe County— the third such meeting held for the community — environmental advocates, county officials, residents and at least one state representative expressed concerns about how the plant waste might be managed at Georgia Power’s Plant Scherer and how Juliette residents could be assured their water is clean in the interim.

Residents have been concerned that the coal ash— waste from coal-fired plants that may contain arsenic, lead, mercury and other heavy metals that can be toxic to humans — has gotten into their water supply.”

Nedra Rhone reports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 18, 2020.