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Last of spilled Kingston ash being cleaned up

June 28th, 2013 10:26 am by Bob Fowler — Knoxville News Sentinel

Last of spilled Kingston ash being cleaned up

In a Dec. 23, 2008, photograph, a Tennessee Valley Authority worker surveys the damage after over 5.4 million cubic yards of ash sludge was unleashed by the failure of a storage cell. (J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel)

HARRIMAN — To call what happened early that frigid morning merely an ash spill doesn’t do it justice.

“It wasn’t any spill. It was an upheaval,” Roane County resident Steve Scarborough, an engineer, said of the collapse of a coal ash holding cell at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

“It was gargantuan,” he said. “It was a geological event.”


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