SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

“The State of Coal Ash Regulation in Tennessee”


This report analyzes Tennessee’s coal ash regulations in the wake of the Kingston disaster and finds that “[d]espite the inherent dangers of coal ash, and despite being home to the largest coal ash disaster in history, two high-hazard coal ash impoundments, and five documented cases of water contamination from ash storage, Tennessee still does not have a regulatory system to protect individuals and the environment from the unique dangers of coal ash.” The full report includes a short executive summary.