toxic sludge

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…

Greenpeacers Arrested Protesting Oil Sands in Northern Alberta

Greenpeacers Arrested Protesting Oil Sands in Northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven Greenpeace activists entered Syncrude’s Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of Fort McMurray today, erecting a banner that transformed the opening of a tailings pond pipe into the “mouth” of a giant skull, spewing toxic sludge. Shortly after 8:00 am, Greenpeaceers attempted to block the…