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14 November 2010

Kingston Coal Sludge Cleanup: The Road Show Returns

Following the December 22, 2008 breach of a containment dike surrounding an 84-acre coal ash disposal pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, TN, the immediate response focused on limiting and containing impacts to the Emory and Clinch Rivers, which were hit hard by the spill. The next step was to collect and haul the sludge away to disposal sites. As reported, this expensive …


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8 November 2010

The Persistent Trouble with Coal Ash

504-acre ash disposal ponds in Lake Erie, near Bay View Power Plant, Toledo. While a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire over twenty years ago, I attended an evening lecture by a hydrologist visiting from what was then still the Soviet Union. Early in his talk about groundwater, he said there was an old saying that “to make something clean, you have to make something else dirty.”  Thinking …


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