"EPA Releases Utilities' Plans To Make Coal Ash Storage Safer"

"The operators of at least 70 facilities that store coal ash , the waste byproduct of coal-burning power plants, have crafted safety plans to better prevent the sort of catastrophic accident that flooded Tennessee properties with toxic sludge three years ago.

The Environmental Protection Agency this week released the plans, saying they were an important step toward improving coal ash storage and avoiding a repeat of the 2008 Kingston, Tenn., disaster. "

John Solomon reports for the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News May 18, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Tr-Ash Talk: EPA Delays Leave Americans at Risk" (Earthjustice blog)

"Coal Ash: One Valley's Tale" (iWatch News)


"EPA Punts on  Coal Ash Regulations" (Creative Loafing)

"Alabama Agencies Advise EPA Against Hazardous Waste Label for Coal Ash" (Birmingham News)

"Sludge Cleanup Accord Close" (Wilmington News Journal)

Source: iWatch News, 05/23/2011