TVA Kingston Fly Ash Release: Environmental Studies in Progress - SETAC 2009
TVA organized a special poster session on the environmental investigations underway at the Kingston site for the annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in New Orleans in November.
The session, “TVA Kingston Fly Ash Release: Environmental Studies in Progress,” had 13 posters presenting results of investigations by researchers from TVA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers, Arcadis, Inc., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Duke University, Appalachian State University, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Standards, Inc. and Restoration Services, Inc.
In addition, there was a paper by EPA summarizing clean-up efforts under CERCLA, and two posters providing an overview of the various physical, chemical, toxicological, and ecological investigations underway or planned. Several presentations were the result of cooperative efforts among several different institutions. Two of the studies presented in these posters were funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, one was funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the others were funded by TVA.
Abstracts of all 13 presentations are linked below, along with a copy of each poster.
Regulatory Framework – TVA Kingston Ash Recovery Effort
Kingston Ash Release—Initial Water and Sediment Monitoring Response and Subsequent Refinements
Kingston Ash Release — Potential Exposure Pathways and the Associated Environmental Investigations
Water quality monitoring of the Emory and Clinch Rivers: the impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash spill, Kingston, TN
Distribution and chemical characterization of fly ash bottom sediments
Geochemical speciation of selenium and other heavy metals in coal fly ash after prolonged submersion in the Emory River at the Kingston Fossil Plant site
An overview of ecological studies on wildlife potentially impacted by the Kingston ash spill
Initial assessment of trace element exposure in insectivorous birds nesting near the Kingston ash spill
Fish health and bioaccumulation studies for evaluating fly ash exposure and effects in aquatic ecosystems
The effects of fly ash release from the TVA Kingston Steam Plant on fish and benthic macroinvertebrates community effects and contaminant exposure
A Multi-phased Toxicity Study for Evaluating Potential Risks of Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash Exposures to Benthic and Aquatic Biota
Investigating TVA Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash toxicity to larval and juvenile fathead minnows using extended elutriate bioassays
Evaluation of potential toxicity of fly ash released to the Emory River, TN, to benthic invertebrates in whole-sediment and elutriate exposures
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