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TVA Ignored Warnings, Treated Coal Ash as ‘Garbage’


In late December of 2008 the Tennessee Valley Authority‚Äôs Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee, experienced the largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history. The retaining reservoir collapse, which received little attention in the way of national media coverage, released 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic sludge that fouled more than 300 acres of … Continue reading

The Myth of Clean Coal


The June 2009 issue of GQ has an article about the largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history, a release of toxic coal byproduct in Roane County, Tennessee, from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant on December 22, 2008. The flash flood released 5.4 million cubic yards of thick gray sludge that buried over … Continue reading

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