Mutagenicity and genotoxicity of coal fly ash water leachate.

  title={Mutagenicity and genotoxicity of coal fly ash water leachate.},
  author={Rajarshi Chakraborty and Anita Mukherjee},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={72 3},
Fly ash is a by-product of coal-fired electricity generation plants. The prevalent practice of disposal is as slurry of ash and water to storage or ash ponds located near power stations. This has lain to waste thousands of hectares of land all over the world. Since leaching is often the cause of off-site contamination and pathway of introduction into the human environment, a study on the genotoxic effects of fly ash leachate is essential. Leachate prepared from the fly ash sample was analyzed… CONTINUE READING