The Moapa River Indian Reservation is right next to the Reid Gardner Power Station and its coal ash storage ponds. Winds blow the coal ash — a waste product that contains arsenic, lead, and mercury — over the reservation. Residents stay indoors, because it's a like a sandstorm and they can taste the ash in their months. Even so, they have health issues like asthma and thyroid dysfunction, conditions that have been linked to coal ash.

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As Earthjustice points out in the video, coal ash is the second largest waste stream in American but is little-regulated — less than curbside trash. That totally makes sense. If this video isn't depressing enough for you, Earthjustice has an interactive report on this situation at the reservation.

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