Monday, December 29, 2008

The Tennessee coal ash spill -- a selection of stories

At Plant in Coal Ash Spill, Toxic Deposits by the Ton
New York Times, United States - 38 minutes ago
By SHAILA DEWAN In a single year, a coal-fired electric plant deposited more than 2.2 million pounds of toxic materials in a holding pond that failed last ...
Roane County water worries
WVLT, TN - 1 hour ago
HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says a water sample near the TVA ash spill in Roane County shows a high level of arsenic. ...
Well water near Tenn. spill may be unsafe
The Associated Press - 5 hours ago
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Some water samples near a massive spill of coal ash in eastern Tennessee are showing high levels of arsenic, and state and federal ...
Tennessee sludge spill estimate grows to 1 billion gallons · Environment
CNN - Dec 26, 2008
(CNN) -- Estimates for the amount of thick sludge that gushed from a Tennessee coal plant this week have tripled to more than a billion gallons

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