Friday, February 27, 2009

Tenn. residents fear impact of sludgy ash spill

January 1, 2009 - The spill at Kingston Fossil Plant, which was the world's largest coal-burning power plant when it opened in 1955, occurred when walls of an above-ground storage pond gave way. The ash waste, which was stored in a massive "dredge cell" 55-60 feet high, turned into a gooey sludge containing arsenic and heavy metals.

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