Colbert Plant Discharging Toxic Ash into Waterways

Guest Blog | February 13, 2013 | Press Releases

Tuscumbia, AL (February 13, 2013) —Citing ongoing coal waste contamination at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Colbert Fossil Plant, conservation groups have charged that the facility is violating the Clean Water Act and that failure to address these violations will result in a lawsuit. As outlined in the 60-day notice of intent letter sent to TVA, violations at the coal-burning facility have caused significant amounts of pollutants to be discharged illegally into Cane Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River, as well as groundwater in the area. The letter—