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TVA Kingston Fly Ash Release: Environmental Studies in Progress – SETAC 2013

In November, 2013, scientists and project managers from TVA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Middle Tennessee State University, and ARCADIS presented information on results of ecological investigations conducted in support of the Kingston Ash Recovery Project in a Special Symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in Nashville, Tennessee. These focused on results of laboratory and field studies and their application in a baseline ecological risk assessment. In addition, there were presentations how the CERCLA process was applied to the Ash Recovery Project, how study results were used to refine investigations and optimize use of resources, and how the results are being used to help develop a solid assessment of natural resources damages caused by the spill.

Nine presentations from that symposium are posted below. An additional six presentations that have been submitted to peer-reviewed journals will be added later, after the papers on which they are based have been published.

Ten posters on results of various Kingston investigations also were presented at the SETAC meeting. All of those also are posted on the website.

Platform Presentations

Development of Remedial Goals for Coal-Ash Associated Arsenic and Selenium in Support of Long-Term Site Monitoring

Does Selenium from Kingston Coal Ash Spill Accumulation in Biota?

Effects of the Kingston Ash Release on Benthic Invertebrate Communities

Effects of the Kingston Ash Release on Fish Reproduction and Larval Development

Kingston Ash Recovery Project Health Studies and Human Health Risk Assessment

Kingston Ash Project-CERCLA Application and Status Overview

Kingston Ash Recovery Project Ecological Monitoring and Assessment: A Case Study in Adaptive Management

Laboratory Toxicity Studies in Response to the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash Spill

Kingston Ash Recovery Project Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Decisions

Poster Presentations

Lessons Learned – Biological Collection, Preparation and Analysis Associated with the TVA Kingston Ash Recovery Project

Metals Leaching from Cenospheres wising Batch Test with Varying pH

Results of Mercury Analysis Significantly Beyond Recommended Holding Times – Potential Implications form Mercury Holding Times in Biological Samples

Important Factors for Performing Percent Moisture Tests on Biological Matrices

Porewater Collection and Risk Evaluation

Porewater Studies Subsequent to the Kingston Ash Event

A New Empirical Approach to Quantifying the Release of Arsenic and Selenium from Coal Fly Ash into Natural Fresh Waters

Natural Attenuation of Coal Combustion Waste in River Sediments

A Different Approach to Detection Limits

An Adaptive Long-Term Monitoring Plan for Residual Coal Ash and Associated Selenium and Arsenic in a River Reservoir



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