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Gulf Power settles federal lawsuit, agrees to move toxic coal ash from Apalachicola River

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In a landmark settlement on Wednesday, Gulf Power Company agreed to protect North Florida’s Apalachicola River by moving toxic coal ash waste stored at the company’s Scholz Generating Plant. The retired 62-year-old plant, located near Sneads, Fla., still contains hundreds of thousands of tons of coal ash in holding lagoons overlooking the river. According to three environmental groups bringing the federal lawsuit in the Tallahassee U.S. District Court, the waste contains an array of toxic heavy metals like arsenic and…

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