Plant in Alabama stops taking coal ash drainage

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority's cleanup of a massive 2008 coal ash spill at its Kingston plant has hit a snag 500 miles away, just before the treated wastewater reaches Mobile Bay.

Liquid Environmental Solutions, a wastewater processing company in Mobile, Ala., on Friday stopped accepting shipments of runoff wastewater from an Alabama landfill that is receiving the coal ash laced with arsenic and heavy metals. The Dallas-based company's senior vice president, Dana King, said in a statement that the shipments have been stopped due to local concerns even though the company has "properly accepted, tested and treated the non-hazardous Perry County landfill wastewater."

The president of landfill co-owner Phill-Con Services, Eddie Dorsett, could not be reached for comment.

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