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Groups ID Toxic Coal Ash Sites in 14 States, Demand Regulations

Groups ID Toxic Coal Ash Sites in 14 States, Demand Regulations

Two environmental groups today identified 31 sites in 14 states contaminated with coal-ash waste containing arsenic, cadmium, lead, selenium, and other toxic metals that can cause cancer and neurological damage to humans and poison fish and wildlife.

Senators Grill TVA Chief Over Coal Ash Cleanup

Senators Grill TVA Chief Over Coal Ash Cleanup

WASHINGTON DC, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – The head of the Tennessee Valley Authority today pledged the federal electric utility would do a “first-rate job” cleaning up the mess left from last month’s massive coal ash spill. But at a Congressional committee hearing to examine the spill he faced sharp criticism from senators unconvinced by…

Coal Ash Spills Could Happen at Dumps Across USA

Coal Ash Spills Could Happen at Dumps Across USA

WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly 100 coal ash dumps across the United States pose similar or even greater potential dangers than the eastern Tennessee site that spilled a billion gallons of toxic sludge and contaminated water last month, finds a report released today by environmentalists. The study warns that the Bush administration…

Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Phil Bredesen has told the Tennessee Valley Authority that after the coal ash spill at its Kingston Fossil power plant state officials will not allow the federal agency to continue to inspect itself. “We will be looking over their shoulders,” the governor said. “I have asked the…