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TVA proposes to convert wet-ash storage to dry ash

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors is expected to approve a plan to convert the agency’s six wet-ash storage ponds at coal-firing plants in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky to dry ash storage within eight years. TVA CEO Tom Kilgore has been discussing the likelihood since just after a coal ash storage ponds at the TVA’s Kingston, Tennessee plant failed, sending 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal ash onto a neighboring community. The spill destroyed homes and damaged property, creating one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history. It also stirred up a flurry of concern from concerned ... Read More

Southern California communities march for safer alternatives to coal-burning

Southern California community members worried about the ill effects from coal-burning mines and power plants are conducting a 100-day national campaign uniting 100 communities in the area urging lawmakers to phase out of coal-based energy and transition to cleaner, renewable sources that would produce more green jobs, according to the Palm Springs (California) My Desert. As part of the campaign, protestors will march Saturday along Palm Canyon in Palm Springs and ask Congress to “quit coal and other fossil fuels and support a clean energy economy,” according to the report. “It is a major source of air and water pollution ... Read More

TVA releases details of coal ash spill cleanup plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) this week released to state regulators its plan to clean up the mess it left behind when its Kingston, Tennessee, plant dumped 1.1 billion gallons of toxic mess in east Tennessee last December. The plan outlines a detailed disposal plan that includes turning the Kingston coal ash ponds into dry ash storage and capping the existing pond, to “limit chances of another ash pond leak,”according to the Times Free Press. Converting the coal ash ponds to dry ash storage will take about 18 to 24 months to complete. Meantime, TVA will continue working on cleaning ... Read More