Tell Congress: Don't Build a New Federal Prison on a Toxic Former Coal-Mining Site

RootsAction.org joins with the Prison Ecology Project, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, and allies to oppose the construction of a new federal prison in Letcher County, Kentucky, to be built on top of a toxic former coal-mining site.

Coal waste, which contains carcinogens like arsenic, lead, and mercury, is a byproduct of coal-mining that can be extremely dangerous to humans. Reports from prisoners at other facilities located near and on top of coal-processing sites reveal a host of health and medical problems associated with coal waste exposure, including respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, dermatological conditions and thyroid disorders.

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