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Re: E-M:/ Love mountains? Hate coal!



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Enviro-Mich message from Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>
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The stream beds in these mountain-topped areas are also filled with toxic minerals running off from the spoils. You can actually see this in the color of the water. Those minerals must get into local drinking water and produce some health effects.

The people in these areas seem poorly educated and desperate for jobs even if they are only sort-term jobs. They seem not to understand the health implications or the curtailment of future economic activities once the coal is gone.

Hopefully, Michigan will not contribute this and other derivative problems.

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