TVA rejected costly fixes

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After a blowout five years ago on the wall of a massive, above-ground coal ash landfill at TVA’s Kingston power plant, engineers were under pressure to find a fix that was not only viable, but also economical.

The blowout wasn’t large but indicated that something was not quite right inside the 98-acre mound of sludge

Water was tunneling in the layers of ash and creating pressure points on the dike holding the structure in place.


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