Kingston Coal Ash Spill http://wuot.org en TVA “Looking Ahead” As Ash Spill Anniversary Looms http://wuot.org/post/tva-looking-ahead-ash-spill-anniversary-looms <p>It was one of the darkest moments in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s long history.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents of the Swan Pond community living near the TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant awoke early on the morning of December 22, 2008 to a sea of gray sludge barreling its way through the community.&nbsp; More than a billion gallons of coal ash being stored in a nearby pond had broken through a retaining wall and blanketed more than 300 acres around the plant, destroying homes, killing fish and filling local waterways with a thick muck laden with toxic materials. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:56:35 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 12555 at http://wuot.org TVA “Looking Ahead” As Ash Spill Anniversary Looms Summit Organizers To Push For Federal Regulation Of Coal Ash http://wuot.org/post/summit-organizers-push-federal-regulation-coal-ash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2008, a storage wall at </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Fossil_Plant_coal_fly_ash_slurry_spill" style="line-height: 1.5;">the TVA&rsquo;s Kingston Fossil Plant in East Tennessee collapsed</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, dumping more than a billion gallons of coal ash waste into the surrounding rivers and community. &nbsp;&nbsp;The wet, gray sludge covered more than 300 acres, killed thousands of fish, destroyed some nearby homes and filled the Emory and Clinch Rivers to their banks.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 8845 at http://wuot.org Summit Organizers To Push For Federal Regulation Of Coal Ash