Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.

By Natasha Khan of PublicSource and Reid R. Frazier of The Allegheny Front | June 26, 2015  

George “Sonny” Markish stood in his yard with a TV reporter in April 2013 and pointed to a towering hill next to his house in LaBelle, Fayette County.

The camera zoomed in on Markish, with slicked-back gray hair, swiping his hand across a window sill coated in a dusty substance.

“When I come out here my eyes begin to water,” he told the Christian Broadcasting Network reporter. “I can taste foul things, and I see dust that is coming from the dump.”

Photo: SCI-Fayette in LaBelle, Pa., houses about 2,000 inmates and employs hundreds of guards and staff members. (Photo by Reid R. Frazier)