"It's the only way I can maintain my family," says Richardson, 45, a small-business owner and cofounder of Coalition for Mercy, an organization focused on criminal justice reform. "It's sad to see how much we have to spend."
"Moving the ash offsite would result in notably greater impacts associated with transportation and related safety concerns, air emissions, and significant additional costs for our customers," Richardson said. "Issues with removing all ash on-site would mean hundreds of thousands of trucks in the area for more than a decade."
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