May 5, 2009 2:28 PM

Panel calls for emergency response plans for coal ash spills

Nearly six months after a massive wall of fly ash and sludge breached a storage pond at the TVA plant in Kingston, Tenn., the cost of cleanup could reach as much as $1 billion. The Kingston spill will have far-reaching consequences for coal combustion waste, said speakers at the annual World of Coal Ash conference in Lexington on Tuesday.

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