On 22 December 2008, just outside Kingston, in the US state of Tennessee, 4.2 million cubic meters (148ft³) of wet coal fly ash slurry from the nearby power plant had burst its dam and inundated 1.2 square kilometers (0.5miles²) of the once beautiful landscape. It was the largest slurry discharge in the USA's history.
The TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) supplies electricity to 9 million people in south-eastern USA and after this disastrous accident at the Kingston plant, their immediate response to the accident was all hands on deck; committed to putting the area back to ( and better) than it was before . TVA is assisted by 38 articulated haulers from Volvo Construction Equipment.
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