iOS app Android app

Tva Spill

Utility To Pay Coal Ash Spill Victims $27.8 Million

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners ...

Tennessee Valley Authority Fined $11.5 Million For 'Unprecedented' Coal Ash Spill

AP | BILL POOVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has been hit with penalties totaling $11.5 million for the December 2008 coal ash spill at o...

Questions & Concerns Linger Over the TVA Spill

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

"It's like trying to get all the sand off a beach," said Sarah McCoin, member of the Tennessee Coal Ash Survivors Network, of the TVA's cleanup efforts.

Three Lessons We Still Haven't Learned 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

J.S. McDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Take a 10 minute break today, on the anniversary of one of the most tragic--and still unresolved--environmental disasters of our modern energy age to reflect on three lessons.

Mike Duncan, TVA's New Chairman

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Though it has tried to fight an image as a refuge for the politically connected, the leadership of the Tennessee Valley Autho...

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.

Why Was Coal Sludge Story Big On Twitter, Small On National Sources?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three days before Christmas, a billion gallons of liquefied coal ash poured out through a broken retaining wall, inundating fifteen homes, covering hu...

Coal Waste in Rep. Nick Joe Rahall's Water

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

The coal industry doesn't want any regulation on coal waste, because it would hurt their corporate profits.

TVA Downplays Tennessee Coal Ash Spill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

A TVA memo scooped by the AP confirms what locals have been saying in the wake of the catastrophe, that TVA is more concerned with covering up than cleaning up its mess.

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.

TVA Found In Violation Of Tennessee Water Quality Act | Ron Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Tennessee Valley Authority was found in violation of the state's Water Quality Control Act of 1977 after sludge from the No. 3 Ocoee Dam was relea...

TVA: Water Tests From Second Spill Show No Major Problems

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The nation's largest public utility said Monday tests showed slightly elevated levels of contaminants in the Tennessee River ...

Group Calls On TVA To Cover Spill Victims' Medical Costs | 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 ...

SECOND TVA SPILL: Dam Breaks At Alabama Coal Plant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AP reports on a second TVA spill: The Tennessee Valley Authority says a waste pond at its Widows Creek power plant in northeast Alabama has ruptured ...

Who Got Coal in Their Stockings?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The massive... spill of coal ash at the Kingston Power plant in Tennessee devastated homes, covered hundreds of acres, and threatens rivers, wildlife, and drinking-water sources.

Estimate Of Coal Sludge Spill Size Doubled

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities need to more strongly warn residents that muck left from a major coal-ash spill in eastern Tennessee could pose h...