Friday, February 27, 2009

Tennessee Valley Authority says ash spill triple amount of original estimate

December 27, 2008 - The Tennessee Valley Authority now says three times more coal ash and water escaped Monday from the failed retention pond at the Kingston Fossil Plant than first estimated, and initial testing in the Emory River indicates nearby waters are polluted above regulatory limits for drinking water.

A TVA official said Friday the agency revised the spillage figure after an aerial survey with a radar system using laser light.

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