Environmentalists: What will TVA do with coal ash?

By Matt Lakin (Contact)
Originally published 02:34 p.m., January 15, 2009
Updated 02:34 p.m., January 15, 2009

As cleanup continues at the site of the TVA coal ash spill near Harriman, environmental advocates want to know what’s going to happen to the billion-plus gallons of slurry.

Earthjustice and the Environmental Integrity Project, two national advocacy groups for stricter environmental regulation, released a report today that condemns mine-filling, the practice of using dried-up coal mines as landfills for coal ash. The report claims the method has poisoned groundwater around the country.

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