Posts Tagged ‘ash spill’

TVA recovers $42M toward $1B ash spill cleanup

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — About $42 million has been recovered in the last week by the Tennessee Valley Authority to help pay for more than $1 billion in expenses stemming from the cleanup at the 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. The latest payment comes after an arbitrator ruled that one of […] [...]

Inspector general: TVA’s ‘poor’ management led to spill

by Published: September 27,2010

Tags: ash spill, disaster, energy, utilities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s inspector general says “poor coal ash management practices and management culture” led toTVA’s Dec. 2008 spill on the Emory River in East Tennessee. The report released today on the inspector general’s website describes the spill of sludge laden with selenium, mercury and arsenic as “one of the largest […] [...]

Alexander: Coal ash hearings coming to Tennessee

by Published: September 9,2010

Tags: ash spill, disaster, energy, environment, utilities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Environmental Protection Agency has added Tennessee to the lineup of states where the agency is holding public hearings on proposed coal ash disposal regulations. The Tennessee Republican’s spokesman, Jim Jeffries, said the hearing will be held in Knoxville. Jeffries said a date has not been set […] [...]

TVA assessed first fine for ash spill

by Published: June 15,2010

Tags: ash spill, disaster, energy, environment, utilities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been hit with penalties totaling $11.5 million for the Dec. 2008 coal ash spill at one of the utility’s plants, partly to pay for oversight of the cleanup. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials announced the first penalties against the utility for the spill in […] [...]

Researchers: TVA ash spill not affecting fish

by Published: June 10,2010

Tags: ash spill, disaster, energy, environment, utility

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.— Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory say fish seem to remain healthy following the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal ash spill in East Tennessee in Dec. 2008. The Knoxville News Sentinel quoted Mark Peterson, the leader of an ecological assessment team at ORNL, who said the research is ongoing. The group […] [...]

TVA to store coal ash at spill site

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority will permanently store onsite more than two million cubic yards of coal ash from a massive spill as part of the utility’s second phase of clean up. At $270 million, the onsite storage will consist of 25-foot-tall heap with no liner system beside the Emory River west of […] [...]

Attorneys want TVA CEO to give deposition

by Published: March 26,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Attorneys handling lawsuits that seek damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) 2008 coal ash spill have told a federal magistrate the utility’s top executive should give a deposition. TVA attorneys at a hearing yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Bruce Guyton said Tom Kilgore shouldn’t have to give a deposition, since he wasn’t […] [...]

TVA lawsuit deadline extended

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, environment, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal magistrate handling dozens of lawsuits that seek damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) coal ash spill has extended deadlines for some court filings. The suits seek damages from the huge Dec. 2008 spill of coal ash at TVA’s Kingston plant. With the lawsuits still in the discovery phase, U.S. […] [...]

Lawyers want TVA cases combined

by Published: March 1,2010

Tags: ash spill, environment, TVA, utility

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Attorneys for people seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal ash spill have asked a federal judge in Knoxville to consolidate the pending cases. Among the dozens of attorneys, Elizabeth Alexander of Nashville said the motion is “just a way to streamline” the case for those seeking damages, and Rhon Jones […] [...]

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