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Category:2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill

  • English: The Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill occurred on December 22, 2008 at the Tennessee Valley Authority's plant in Roane County, Tennessee. 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m3) of coal fly ash slurry was released. The slurry (a mixture of fly ash and water) traveled across the Emory River and its Swan Pond embayment, on to the opposite shore, covering up to 300 acres (1.2 km2) of the surrounding land, damaging homes and flowing up and down stream in nearby waterways such as the Emory River and Clinch River (tributaries of the Tennessee River). It was the largest fly ash release in United States history.
Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill 
2008 environmental disaster in Roane County, Tennessee
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Instance of tailings dam failure,
chemical accident
LocationTennessee
Point in time 22 December 2008
35° 54′ 52.92″ N, 84° 30′ 43.92″ W
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Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill (en); 金士頓煤礦泥漿噴流 (zh); Rompimento da planta do Tennessee Valley Authority em Kingston (pt-br); Rompimento da planta do Tennessee Valley Authority em Kingston (pt) 2008 environmental disaster in Roane County, Tennessee (en)

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