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Tennessee Coal Ash

TVA Would Rather Not Hear From You About The Coal Spill

switchboard.nrdc.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out that this public agency -- the Tennessee Valley Authority -- is not at all interested in hearing from the public. Yesterday morning, NRDC i...

Will Coal Spill Victims Be OK? "No One Can Give Me An Answer"

knoxnews.com | Matt Lakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"When you're living in it, you want to know if you're going to be OK," she said. "That's been my question all along, and no one can give me an answer....

Group Calls On TVA To Cover Spill Victims' Medical Costs

switchboard.nrdc.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

That massive spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant, which flooded over 400 acres with 1 billion gallons of toxic coal ...

TVA Disaster Spreads Far and Wide

Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald

It occurred to me that maybe more was going on at the site of the 1.1 billion gallon coal ash spill in Tennessee than what I could gather from the news. With an invitation from the community, I decided to make the trip to the disaster site.

A Message to Congress: Energy Smart Programs Will Save the Economy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Despite Friday's piece in the Times, there seems to be a growing consensus around Washington that the road to our nation's economic salvation will be ...

Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, Talked To Angry Victims Yesterday, Senate Today

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tom Kilgore, CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10 a.m. EST today. V...

Another TVA Ash Spill

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

For Christmas, rather than Clean Coal carolers, too many in Tennessee were serenaded with evacuation notices and concerns about drinking water due to the massive Kingston ash pond rupture.

Tennesseeans Bring Jar Of Sludge To Sen. Boxer Ahead Of Hearing

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Tennessee residents met with Sen. Barbara Boxer and others in Washington yesterday to talk about the effects ...

TVA Board Members' Donations To Lamar Alexander

Nashville Is Talking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As I looked at the political contributions made by the Tennessee Valley Authority Board Members, one recipient kept coming up over and over: Sen. Lama...

Tennessee Coal Sludge Disaster: Think This Could Not Happen to You? Think Again.

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

The Tennessee coal ash spill was a man-made disaster that is directly tied to our reliance on fossil fuels.

Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, Will Testify Before Congress Over "Exaggerated Deference"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The major coal ash spill in Roane County, Tenn., which destroyed homes and has poisoned and gummed up portions of the Emory River, will get more natio...

Exxon Valdez Survivor To Tennessee Coal Sludge Victims: Get Everything In Writing

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Open letter to Tennessee communities harmed by the coal ash spill By Riki Ott CORDOVA, Alaska -- I am sorry for your losses. These simple words wer...

Erin Brockovich To Visit Coal Ash Spill Site

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Erin Brockovich, the famous environmental advocate and law expert, will be visiting Tennessee to investigate ...

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Before And After -- And What's Next

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The online environmental community is abuzz with reports of all kinds about the coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee, ranging from first-hand accounts t...

Tennessee Coal Ash Brought Tidings Of Lead, Selenium, Arsenic

New York Times | SHAILA DEWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal studies have long shown coal ash to contain significant quantities of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and selenium, which can cause cancer and...