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Attorneys want TVA CEO to give deposition

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 directly involved until after the ...

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TVA delays decision on nuclear plant

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority executives say they are delaying a planned April decision on whether to possibly build a new reactor at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama. Utility spokesman Terry Johnson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the board is delaying a decision that was expected on April 16 for at least a few months ...

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TVA power bills on the rise

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The electric bill is going up again in April. The Tennessee Valley Authority is increasing its fuel adjustment charge. The utility said the hike will raise residential power bills between $3 and $6.50 per month, depending on how much electricity is used. Higher fuel prices this year are eating into a fuel adjustment credit that TVA has ...

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TVA's Generation Partners increasing capacity

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision, according to the utility. Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners has tripled since last spring ...

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TVA lawsuit deadline extended

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. Magistrate Bruce Guyton has extended ...

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TVA to hold meeting concerning ash handling

KINGSTON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will hold an informational public meeting March 16 in Kingston, Tenn., to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion byproduct impoundments to dry, and ...

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Senators approve TVA board appointees

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A U.S. Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama’s four appointees to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board, putting them in line for a confirmation vote by the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the nominees to the nine-member board March 4. They are former TVA board chairman William B. Sansom of Knoxville, ...

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Lawyers want TVA cases combined

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 of Montgomery, Ala., said in ...

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TVA says cleanup not a health risk

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) officials have assured state lawmakers that the cleanup of coal ash spilled into the Emory River in East Tennessee is not a health risk. TVA officials addressed the Joint Conservation and Environment Committee yesterday. In Dec. 2008, about 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash laced with arsenic and potentially toxic substances spilled ...

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TVA power bills to increase

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) says its fuel costs are up due to higher demand in colder than normal temperatures and that means monthly residential bills will increase between $2.50 and $5.50. TVA said in a Feb. 10 statement the increase takes effect in billing periods that begin March 1. The upward fuel cost adjustment is the ...

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