October 2009

Fly Ash's Future

(Concrete Producer Online - October 20, 2009) For the last six years, the Sierra Club and a host of like-minded environmental groups have lobbied against coal-fired energy. They’ve been promoting information regarding the “dirty truth about coal.” The Beyond Coal campaign has effectively generated public support.

Managing Challenges of a Fuel We Depend On

(Knoxville News Sentinel - October 18, 2009) Well over half of the electricity used by homes and businesses in the Tennessee Valley region comes from burning coal. This roughly mirrors the national use of coal, a plentiful domestic energy source that has fueled our economy and our way of life for many years.

Developer of Chesapeake Golf Course Made with Fly Ash Speaks Out

The developer of a golf course made with coal ash speaks to TV cameras for the first time about the lawsuit against his company - against the advice of his lawyer. "My reaction to the lawsuit is that it contains more fiction that a Harry Potter novel." Neil Wallace is talking about the $2 billion dollar lawsuit claiming coal ash used to create the Battlefield Golf Course in Chesapeake is contaminating ground water with toxic metals.

Manager of TVA Cleanup Says Project Should be Done in 3 Years

After only three days on the job, the Tennessee Valley Authority's new point man for the Kingston ash spill cleanup predicted Thursday the project would be complete within three years. Steve McCracken, who was named general manager for the recovery project on Monday, said at a news conference at the Kingston Fossil Plant that the properties affected by the spill would be safe for people to return to and that he would have no qualms about living near the plant once the cleanup is finished.
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