Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

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STEVENSON, Alabama – The Tennessee Valley Authority has had a second waste spill in three weeks at one of its coal-fired power plants.

TVA’s Widows Creek Fossil Plant in northeastern Alabama (Photo courtesy TVA)

A 10,000 gallon leak of process water from the gypsum pond at the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Stevenson, Alabama was discovered just before dawn this morning. TVA officials say the leak has stopped.

“The leak from the gypsum pond flowed into an adjacent settling pond,” the federal electric utility said in a statement this morning. “Some material overflowed into Widows Creek, although most of the leakage remained in the settling pond.”

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/01/10-3

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