Massive Coal Ash Spill Leads to Challenge of Tennessee Valley Authority
January 6, 2009
A coalition of local residents and environmental groups has put the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on notice today for its negligence surrounding the tragic December 22 coal ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee. In collaboration with dozens of neighbors whose property was directly affected by the spill, the groups Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment, Earthjustice, Public Justice, and Sierra Club are requesting that a federal court oversee the cleanup and remediation and that the responsible parties compensate local residents.
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Outside News Stories:
Massive Coal-Ash Spill Causes River of Sludge and Controversy
December 25, 2008 by Shaila Dewan, New York Times
At Plant in Coal Ash Spill, Toxic Deposits by the Ton
December 29, 2008 by Shaila Dewan, New York Times
TVA Spill Worries Farmers
December 30, 2008, WRCB TV
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