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Lots of news on coal ash

Federal EPA officials have found that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s huge coal-ash disaster violated the Clean Water Act, according to a story in the Knoxville News.

At the same time, Anne Paine of the Tennessean explains that state officials are making a mountain of new documents about the failed ash dam available to the public.

And over at the Huffington Post, you can view a slide show of photos from the disaster.

We’re going to be hearing about this TVA mess and the whole coal-ash issue for a long time, because the Tennessee disaster has exposed another huge problem facing the coal industry and people who live near it.