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UPDATE: Not Exactly “Clean” Coal- Second TVA spill reported in Alabama

Investigation began Friday at the Widows Creek Coal burning power plant in northeastern Alabama as a gypsum pond was repored leaking.

You don’t have to search hard these days to find the examples of why coal is dirty. Friday morning Tennessee Valley Authority began investigating a leak from a gypsum pond at its Widows Creek coal-burning power plant in northeastern Alabama.

The Widows Creek Fossil Plant is located on Guntersville Reservoir on the Tennessee River. It has eight coal-fired units and was completed in 1965. The plant consumes about 10,000 tons of coal a day.

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