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TVA Ignored Ash Spill Warnings FOR 20 YEARS

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority failed for more than 20 years to heed warnings that might have prevented a massive coal ash sp...

Coal Ash Sites Kept Secret, While Industry Works to Prevent Regulations

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

If you lived near a dump site where the hazardous waste was so toxic it could increase your cancer risk to as high as a staggering 1 in 50, wouldn't you want to know about it?

EPA Taking Over Cleanup of Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This is yet another example of the Obama EPA taking responsible action to return the agency to its core mission -- that of protecting America's natural resources and safeguarding public health.

Coal Ash Clean-Up: EPA To Oversee TVA Disaster Recovery

AP | DUNCAN MANSFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee that brought natio...

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.

TVA Sheepishly Investing In Renewables Now

AP | DUNCAN MANSFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — In the face of looming legislative pressures for cleaner energy, the nation's largest public utility agreed Thursday to bu...

Tennessee Rep: Earthquake Caused TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Knoxville, Tennessee State Representative Frank Nicely is the kind of guy who says what he thinks -- no matter what the facts say.

TVA Spill Victims Get Bids For Their Houses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nearly two months after the fact, the Tennessee Valley Authority is still only beginning to sort out the damage caused by a massive spill of toxic coa...

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...

A View to a Spill: Coal Ash Slideshow

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It's one thing for a group of scientists to suggest turning lemons into lemonade in the case of the TVA spill, but the folks living this nightmare don't seem to like the sour taste. Who can blame them?

Exposure To TVA Coal Spill Could Have 'Severe Health Implications'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Duke University press release: Durham, NC -- A report by Duke University scientists who analyzed water and ash samples from last month's coal sludg...

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...

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.

Coal is Dirty. Period.

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The coal industry has been behaving irresponsibly for decades. Each year, coal-fired power plants cause 21,000 hospitalizations, 38,000 heart attacks and 24,000 unnecessary deaths.

TVA PR Memo Shows Company "Whittled Away" Descriptions Of Coal Spill

AP | DUNCAN MANSFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The massive coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant last month wasn't so much "catastrophic" as it was a "...

Tenn. Congressmen Seek $25M In Stimulus For Coal Cleanup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Two Tennessee congressmen say they are seeking $25 million from a federal economic stimulus bill to help pay for cleaning u...

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.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Threatens Animals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Already mussels, snails, and aquatic species are in grave danger, but no one seems to be talking about it." Other local animals that could be affect...

The Crumbling Clean Coal Myth

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A month of negative news for the Tennessee Valley Authority could lead to positive changes in national policy, including federal regulation of toxic c...

Coal Industry Pressured Browner Into Ignoring Coal Ash 8 Years Ago

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In March of 2000, during the last days of the Clinton administration, the EPA decided coal ash was a hazardous waste. Then, two months later, it flipp...

TVA Would Rather Not Hear From You About The Coal Spill | 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" | 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....

Coal is Dirty From Start to Finish

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

If the mining of coal is dirty, the burning of coal is dirty, and the waste left over from burning and processing coal is dirty, what's the solution?

"Public Nuisance" Argument Pushes Pollution Debate Into Spotlight

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's victory forcing a major utility to control emissions from coal-fired power plants outside the state's borders s...