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Coal ash spills expose more of the true costs of coal

Feature story | January 12, 2009 at 0:00

“Greenpeace could not have staged a bigger anti-coal demonstration than what you unintentionally put on” – Representative Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, to the Tennessee Valley Authority.For the second time in less than three weeks, a coal...

Aftermath of a giant toxic coal ash spill

Image | January 12, 2009 at 0:00

The aftermath of a giant toxic coal ash spill from the Kingston Fossil plant, Tennessee. Over a billion gallons of toxic sludge was released into the Emory and Clinch Rivers, tributaries of the Tennessee River.

REVEALED: True cost of coal in China

Video | September 15, 2010 at 14:38

China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes. Our latest report 'The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China' reveals that coal ash has now...

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