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PPL Power Plant


Coal fly ash blew out from a storage basin at Pennsylvania Power and Light’s (PPL) Martin’s Creek power plant in 2005, burying at least nine miles of the bottom of the Delaware River and the Oughoughton Creek with toxic sludge.  It took months to vacuum up the slurry and much of the ash was uncontrollably spread downstream, affecting drinking water intakes, fish and wildlife, and smothering the life out of river bottom critters. This catastrophic pollution event may still be negatively impacting the Delaware River and the life that depends on it.



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