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Judge rules TVA liable for massive ash spill

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for a huge spill of toxin-laden sludge in 2008 in East Tennessee. The judge ruled in favor of hundreds of plaintiffs who sued after a containment dike at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant burst Dec. 22, 2008. The failure spilled five million cubic yards of ash ...

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Ash still affecting European air travel

LONDON — Flight restrictions affecting London’s two major international airports — Heathrow and Gatwick — were lifted today after a no-fly zone had been imposed due to dense volcanic ash drifting down from Iceland. Restrictions remained in place in Amsterdam, Northern Ireland and smaller airports on Scottish islands, but charts published by Europe’s air traffic control agency said the ash ...

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