Propublica story . Utility company wants to leave its toxic coal fly ash in unlined pits. One pit has over 16 million tons of this toxic coal ash. "samples had revealed concerning levels of boron, calcium and sulfate — all indicators of coal ash. There was also evidence of a contaminant researchers had linked to cancer, hexavalent chromium, which had previously been discovered in some California drinking wells by environmental advocate Erin Brockovich" Activists, environmental attorneys, and neighbors battle the state politicians and Georgia Power lobbyists.- Georgia power wants to create a weaker definition of the word" infiltration" . It seems they want to just protect the top of waste piles, but want to avoid having to put a lining under the waste to keep the toxics away from groudwater and drinking water. "You can’t store this waste full of toxic metals in groundwater,” Sams said."