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Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Almost Cleaned Up

The Tennessee Valley Authority is shipping coal ash from a massive spill in Tennessee to a landfill in Alabama much faster than expected. An increase in dredging operations in the Emory River near Kingston has enabled TVA to increase shipments. The utility estimate the the shipment of 85 rail cars per day with coal ash, but now that number has increased to 110 per day. About 5.4 million cubic meters of coal ash spilled from a containment pond at its Kingston Fossil Plant in December. TVA hopes to have the mess cleaned up by the spring.

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