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Bloomington Rail Trail Identified As Coal Ash Dump Site

Last updated on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

(UNDATED) - A site in South Central Indiana has been identified by a national environmental group as site for high levels of coal ash contamination.

A rail trail in Bloomington is on a list of 20 locations across the country as coal ash dump sites causing soil and groundwater contamination. The Environmental Integrity Group began compiling a list of such sites in 2010.

Officials say the Bloomington rail trail is contaminated with arsenic at 900 times the level allowed by federal standards.

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