Are Coal Ash Management Controls On The Horizon?

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT) -- Environmental activist shareholder groups flush with victory after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued long-sought guidance on climate change risk disclosures have a new target—coal-fired power plant companies that manage coal ash in large, unlined surface impoundments.

After the massive December 2008 spill of coal ash slurry at a Tennessee Valley Authority coal-fired power plant that resulted in cleanup costs estimated in the multiple million dollars and exposed TVA to potential liability for property damage and toxic tort claims, shareholders began reviewing the SEC filings...
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