TVA Coal Ash Spill

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  • Scary Movie: Ash Spill Documentary Published 1/14/2009 at 12:21 p.m. 0 comments

    Keith McDaniel, the brains behind the Secret City Film Festival in Oak Ridge, is planning a documentary about the TVA ash spill in Kingston and is looking for people whose homes and businesses have been affected by the disaster.

  • Let TVA Pay Damages Published 1/13/2009 at 5:14 p.m. 3 comments

    When TVA spokesman Gil Francis told reporters fly ash spilled in Kingston contained “nothing hazardous,” he was being misleading. The Environmental Protection Agency decided in 2000 that fly ash should be categorized as a hazardous material, but industry lobbyists convinced ...

  • Clearing Up TVA's Mess Published 1/6/2009 at 6:22 p.m. 0 comments

    On a gray, dreary Monday afternoon in Kingston, two men are standing in a gas station talking about huge amounts of money. “They’re saying it’s gonna get up to over $100 million,” says one. “Wow,” says the other, simply, “Wow” ...

  • Cheap Coal Published 1/6/2009 at 4:15 p.m. 2 comments

    The coal industry spent $35 million this year trying to convince Americans that coal is clean. “Coal can do that” is the new slogan, explicitly linked to Obama’s “yes we can” in recent ads. On the industry website, they piggyback ...

  • The Metro Pulse Guide to Sludge Published 12/31/2008 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    The last big thing that happened to East Tennessee in 2008 was an ecological catastrophe. Wonderful. The Kingston Fossil Plant fly ash spill was the largest of its kind ever: 5.4 million cubic yards—over a billion gallons—of wet fly ash ...