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Report Says No Health Harm from Coal Ash Spill


Kingston, TN – In a recently released report, state health officials find no harm to public health from the December 2008 coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston
Plant. Though, the public health assessment notes airborne ash could be a problem.
According to the report, there should be no harm from touching or even accidentally ingesting the ash, even though it contains arsenic. The report also finds that except in the immediate vicinity of the spill, the coal ash and its metals have not affected surface water in the Watts Bar Reservoir nor has it contaminated drinking water, plants and wells within four miles.