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  1. Ashtracker Database Helps Journos Dig Up Stories on Coal Ash Problems

    ... Coal-burning utilities store thousands of tons of ash in open pits and ponds near rivers and aquifers all over the country. What could go wrong? Coal ash made news just before President Obama took office when a dike failure ...

    cmacdonald - 06/25/2014 - 17:44

  2. Will Off-Record White House Meetings with Coal Lobby Stifle Ash Regs?

    ... and coal lobbyists may be stifling regulations on coal ash that are legally supposed to be arrived at out in the open. The ... trying to quash or weaken EPA's proposed regulation on coal-ash. Huge amounts of toxic coal-ash are stored or unsafely disposed of all over ...

    cmacdonald - 01/13/2010 - 14:57

  3. Two Agencies Hide Neglect of Coal-Dam Safety with Secrecy

    ... a list of communities that are in danger of having coal-ash ponds inundate them – hazards like pond failure at the Kingston Fossil ... told reporters June 12, 2009, that she had a list of 44 coal-ash sites that EPA considered "high hazard," but had been warned by EPA not to ...

    admin - 06/25/2009 - 12:21

  4. New Tool Available For Localizing Coal Ash Controversy

    ... In the two months since the disastrous December 2008 coal ash deluge in Tennessee, the issue has become much more prominent nationally, ... lot of legwork to figure out exactly where deposits of coal ash, which is produced as waste at coal-fired power plants, are located. That ...

    admin - 03/16/2009 - 16:22

  5. Coal Ash Stories Untold in Many Communities

    January 7, 2009 The coal ash spill at a Tennessee power plant in December 2008 has been making headlines ... weeks — but only a few local journalists realize that coal-ash stories abound in many communities. Here are some clues for finding them. ...

    admin - 03/17/2009 - 21:00

  6. Coal Ash: Has It Come to a Storage or Disposal Site Near You?

    July 11, 2012 Coal ash slurry made headlines when a lake of it spilled on a Tennessee community in ... heavy metal contamination of water by hundreds of other coal ash pits and ponds across the country. If your local utility burns coal, there ...

    cmacdonald - 07/12/2012 - 20:20

  7. EPA Releases Coal Ash Pond Survey in Database Form

    ... 2011 It's out: a database about utility coal ash ponds. Sludge broke through the wall of denial in December 2008 when the TVA's Kingston fossil plant spilled coal ash slurry onto homes and waterways. As Americans became aware of hundreds of ...

    cmacdonald - 05/18/2011 - 21:56

  8. SEJ Urges Prompt, Full EPA Release of Ash Spill Testing Data

    ... monitoring data it collects related to the spill of coal ash December 22, 2008, from an east Tennessee impoundment operated by the ... EPA Region 4 Administrator Jimmy Palmer regarding TVA coal ash spill information. Government , ...

    admin - 03/17/2009 - 20:53

  9. Coal Ash Data Waiting for Local Reporters

    ... In many parts of the U.S., there is a coal-ash disposal operation just waiting for some local environmental reporter to ... and write a probing story about it. The nearly unregulated ash, slag, and sludge from coal-burning electric utilities contains a range of ...

    cmacdonald - 09/23/2009 - 16:46

  10. EPA Releases All Responses to Coal Ash Survey

    ... EPA has released ALL the responses to its coal-ash survey, giving reporters the raw material for hundreds of local stories. ... from the public. After the failure of a Tennessee coal-ash pond in Dec. 2008 inundated homes and poisoned streams, EPA asked hundreds ...

    admin - 09/09/2009 - 15:41