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People's Hearing to Protect the Middle Fork Prairie

The expert portion of the People's Hearing closed with testimony from Sarah McCoin, who was impacted by the TVA Kingston disaster in Tennessee, where a dam containing a coal ash pit ruptured and over 1 billion gallons of coal ash spilled onto people's homes and land. She shared her first-hand experience of dealing with a coal ash disaster

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New study outlines coal ash spill's impacts Coal Tattoo

As we near the two-year anniversary of the terrible coal-ash disaster in Tennessee, researchers have a new study out about the potential water quality impacts.

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Coal Ash Alabama Rivers Alliance

Coal ash disasters have been plaguing communities living near poisonous and dangerous dump sites from the 2008 disaster in Tennessee, when a billion gallons of toxic sludge poured onto farmland and into the Emory and Clinch rivers, to the recent failure along North Carolina's Dan River, when a burst stormwater pipe underneath an unlined

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Environmental Impact of the December Coal Ash Spill in

EarthTalk Environmental Impact of the December Coal Ash Spill in Tennessee By Thomas Schueneman Comments (0) Monday, May 4 th, 2009 EarthTalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

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As coal plant pollution seeps into Illinois' only national

Apr 24, 2018Environmental groups fear that steady erosion of the riverbank could trigger a catastrophic spill, similar to disasters at coal plants in Tennessee and North Carolina where ash impoundments

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Toxic Trash Coal Ash Pollution in Michigan

communities and wildlife at risk from potential large scale disasters, like the massive Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008 that dumped more than one billion 8

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Tennessee Valley Coal Ash Spill Buries 400 Acres, Damages

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 23, 2008 (ENS) A retaining wall at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal-fired power plant collapsed early

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Top 10 Environmental Disasters Caused by Humans

The Tennessee Coal Ash Spill was the largest industrial spill in North America. In December of 2008, the dike surrounding an 80-acre mound of fly ash, the remnants of coal production, collapsed. The result was a horrendous flood of one billion gallons of coal slurry that covered 3,000 acres of Tennessee

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Coal ash EPA proposes changes to Obama-era safeguards

Mar 06, 2018Coal ash is a fine particle that is a byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity. Often stored in ponds or landfills, the ash contains mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other heavy metals that

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Waiting for Disaster Coal Ash on the Middle Fork Vimeo

The Dynegy coal-fired power plant, located in Vermilion County, Illinois, closed in 2011 leaving behind three large ash pits containing millions of gallons of coal combustion waste laced with toxic heavy metals and carcinogens, the result of years of burning coal.

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Coal Ash Dumps Across the Nation Are Looking to Expand

Photo by Appalachian Voices Site of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster in March 2012, over three years after the spill. TVA plans to convert all of its ash storage to dry instead of wet sludge, but that will require a lot more land. Last year, the Tennessee Valley Authority proposed just that.

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Coal ash spills demonstrate hazard Investigate

Damage from coal ash disposal sites has become a growing concern in recent years after two disasters that resulted widespread environmental damage and billions of dollars in clean-up costs. The 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston disaster spilled some 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into

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Coal Ash Spill In Tennessee Still A Problem December 6

An aerial image of the Emory River spill site on Dec. 22, 2008, shows coal ash flowing into the river. Soon after the accident, Vengosh and his colleagues descended on the site and launched an

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COAL-FIRED UTILITIES TO AMERICAN PUBLIC KISS MY ASH

coal ash sites reported by EPA and Environmental Integrity Project over the past year. Just three corporations, American Electric Power, Tennessee Valley Authority and Duke Energy are responsible for 10 or more dangerous coal ash sites, over 25 percent of the total nationwide. Eleven companies are responsible for 4 or more locations, more than 50

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Duke Changes Mind; Will Post Coal Ash Disaster Maps WFAE

The EPA's coal-ash rules, including emergency planning requirements for retention pits, were developed after a 2008 spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Kingston, Tennessee.

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Coal-ash dumps to face restrictions six years after

Millions of tons of coal ash produced by power companies each year will come under stricter controls of new federal regulations intended to prevent disasters such as the 2008 dike failure that

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Toxic coal ash, hog farms compound extent of NC flooding

Rachel Maddow reports on the still-unfolding disaster caused by Hurricane Florence, with widespread flooding made worse by the inundation of toxic coal ash pits and ponds of animal waste at hog

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APES Who's Who and What's What Flashcards Quizlet

Coal ash disaster, Tennessee (Dec. 22, 2008) Over a billion gallons of coal fly ash sludge spills out of a holding dam near Kingsport. The local water authority tells consumers that conditions are

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Swan Pond Road The Kingston Coal Disaster on Vimeo

I headed down to Kingston, TN ten days after the largest coal ash disaster in the history of the U.S. A catastrophic failure in the coal ash retention pond caused a 20 foot river swell and poured out 1.3 billion gallons of coal fly ash over 300 acres of waterways, land and people's homes.

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Five years after TVA, Missouri faces own impending coal

The disaster was a wake-up call to many, including the Environmental Protection Agency, which began to evaluate the structural integrity of coal ash disposal ponds and the risk to groundwater from

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Coal Ash Chronicles Home Facebook

1980. That's when the U.S. EPA began looking into regulating coal ash. The effort began in earnest, of course, following the 2008 TVA disaster near Knoxville, TN.

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