There is no "clean coal." As the guy explains, the pollutants that are no longer going into the air are now staying in the ash and spilling into your property. There's no getting away from these toxins. Also, the CO2, a "greenhouse gas," is still pouring into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
I'm glad to see we're nipping the "clean coal" public relations campaign in the bud. All it took was a disaster like this. It was just waiting to happen. And George Bush is working to loosen the regulations in this industry (coal ash is already unregulated--see earlier NBC report below). Time to clamp down on this dirty, antiquated and lethal industry.