Posts Tagged with "coal ash"

Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Risk Update on Coal Ash

Each year, the U.S. coal-fired power plant fleet produces over 130 million tons of coal ash. And while this ash frequently contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals that threaten human health, it is less regulated than your household trash. For decades, power plants have disposed of coal ash in over 2,000 landfills and [...]

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Why Coal Ash Needs Regulating

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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The EPA has been holding public hearings on its coal ash regulations regulatory proposals across the US this Fall. The final public hearing is scheduled for Knoxville, TN next week, on October 27. See for yourself why the EPA must regulate toxic coal ash waste: Ohio Citizen Action has put together this video which explains [...]

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Take Action! Protect Communities from Dangerous Coal Ash

Friday, January 29, 2010

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Take action today and demand that the EPA regulate coal ash and other coal combustion wastes as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) devastating coal ash slurry spill in Eastern Tennessee was just over a year ago. Take action with the Waterkeeper Alliance and pressure [...]

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TVA Police Arrest 1 Activist, 2 Journalists Near Last Year’s Coal Ash Spill

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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On their way to interview a local citizen still living near the site of last year’s TVA coal-ash disaster, United Mountain Defense (UMD) volunteer Matt Landon Jones and two journalists were detained and searched by TVA police. The police officer was writing trespassing warning citations for all three when he received a phone call. At [...]

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Proof That Coal Can Never Be Clean

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Yesterday morning, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal fired power plant in Harriman Tennessee spilled approximately 500 million gallons of toxic coal ash into the Tennessee River and surrounding areas. Here’s the blog post from The Alliance for Appalachia‘s website: TVA’s Coal Ash Sludge Pond Bursts This Tennessee TVA spill is over 40-48 times bigger than [...]

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