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Study & Discussion Guide for Puerto Rican Voices S5E4: El Peso de las Cenizas/Burning Ashes
For over two decades the AES coal in the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico generated 800 tons of toxic ash a day day that blew into residents' homes and leached into the groundwater. Residents in the surrounding communities of Salinas, Guayama, and Peñuelas have experienced rare skin diseases and climbing cancer rates are on the rise. A group of cancer patients now struggles to close the coal plant and obtain accountability.
Opening Credits: Executive Producers Juan C. Dávila Yarimar Bonilla Ángel Antonio Ruíz Director of Photography Cristian Carretero Edited by José A. Román Music by Aníbal S. Vidal Quintero Written by Ismael “Kike” Cubero Producers Arleen Cruz Ismael “Kike” Cubero Director Ismael “Kike” Cubero “Original Song”