Coal Ash Issue

Politics & Government

Duke researchers: NC coal ash could be a resource, not just a hazard

While state lawmakers and environmental authorities are fixated on coal ash as a hazard, some are beginning to think of the waste as a resource. Rare earth elements – key ingredients of technologies such as smart phones, electric car batteries and bulletproof glass – are found in abundance in coal ash and could be mined for profit, according to Duke University researchers.

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