Coal Ash Destined for AL Landfill

"When more than 5 million cubic yards of coal ash breached the earthen dikes of a Tennessee power plant holding pond in December, the outcry over the environmental devastation reverberated around the country. ...

But that cleanup could also mean a revenue windfall for Alabama's Perry County. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the Kingston Fossil Plant where the spill occurred, plans to ship about 3 million cubic yards of the ash and sludge to a privately owned landfill near Uniontown.

However, some say the costs to the residents of county, one of the poorest in the state, could exceed the benefits."

Jason Morton reports for the Tuscaloosa News June 28, 2009.

See Also:

"New Climate for Coal" (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Monday, June 29, 2009