Toxic Ash Dumping in Peñuelas, PR


The Governor of Puerto Rico, Maria de Lourdes Santiago (speaking in the video below), was arrested Wednesday November 23, 2016 along with 40 other people, in the middle of a demonstration against the discharge of toxic coal ash, in a dump, in the southern town of Peñuelas, West of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Demonstrators, who had been holed up since Monday, sat on the ground and grabbed their arms to prevent about 50 EC Waste trucks from depositing the ashes generated by Applied Energy Systems.



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UPDATE FROM 11/27/2016

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