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  • In Pictures Companies that have paid big for environmental disasters

    TVA Kingston Fossil Plant (coal fly ash pond)-Dec. 22, 2008: Ash dike ruptured at a waste containment area in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn., releasing 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal fly ash slurry, the largest such release in U.S. history, which spilled into the Emory River. Estimated costs to clean are $525 million-$825 million, as cleanup is ongoing. (Source: TVA, EPA)

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  • Focus Japan's nuclear dilemma: What to do with all that nuclear waste?

    Japanese citizens are balking at the lack of information and supervision of waste stored in public places, such as playgrounds.

  • Penn State: Figures head to court in Sandusky scandal

    Penn State: Figures head to court in Sandusky scandal

    Tim Curley and Gary Schultz face their own pretrial hearing on Friday in Harrisburg, and although the charges are much different, with far less severe potential penalties, their cases could hinge on a man also expected to be a prime witness against Sandusky: assistant football coach Mike McQueary.

  • Bankruptcy protection: Harrisburg awaits decision

    Bankruptcy protection: Harrisburg awaits decision

    Bankruptcy protection – sought by Harrisburg's City Council – goes before a federal bankruptcy judge. Her decision is a first test of whether the city's petition for bankruptcy protection can go forward.

  • In Pictures Companies that have paid big for environmental disasters

    TVA Kingston Fossil Plant (coal fly ash pond)-Dec. 22, 2008: Ash dike ruptured at a waste containment area in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn., releasing 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal fly ash slurry, the largest such release in U.S. history, which spilled into the Emory River. Estimated costs to clean are $525 million-$825 million, as cleanup is ongoing. (Source: TVA, EPA)