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$27.8 million settlement finalized in TVA coal ash spill

August 5, 2014 - Settlement will compensate victims of massive coal ash spill resulting from failure of TVA containment pond, which decimated surrounding community with 1 billion gallons of toxic sludge. Read More


Judge rules TVA liable for Coal Ash Spill that decimated land, water in Tennessee

August 23, 2012 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is liable for the failure of its coal ash storage and containment pond, which was breached in December... Read More


EPA proposes guidelines for coal ash storage plants

May 4, 2010 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has developed a proposal that would establish national guidelines for the storage of toxic coal ash. Coal ash is the... Read More


Court motion in TVA ash spill seeks to combine suits

February 24, 2010 - Plaintiffs in three class action federal lawsuits over the giant Kingston coal ash spill have joined forces in litigation against the Tennessee Valley Authority and two of its... Read More


TVA ‘schemed’ to avoid blame in Kingston, Coal Ash Spill

July 31, 2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) knowingly schemed to divert an investigation into the cause of a massive coal ash spill at its Kingston, Tenn., site in an effort to protect itself... Read More


Toxic Coal Ash Coming to Alabama Landfill

July 15, 2009 - The EPA has approved a plan to store the ash in a landfill in Perry County, Alabama. The TVA will begin immediately shipping the 3 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash; enough to fill... Read More


Months after ash spill, Tennessee town still choking

July 13, 2009 - HARRIMAN, Tennessee (CNN) -- Pamela Hampton stands at the kitchen sink, her gaze trained out of the window of her family's small hillside home. The disaster site is not visible from... Read More


Coal ash spill disaster devastates Tennessee community

January 27, 2009 - The idyllic lifestyle of residents along the Emory and Tennessee rivers was changed forever Dec. 22, when more than 1 billion pounds of toxic coal ash sludge flooded more than 300 acres.... Read More


TVA Hit By State, Federal Lawsuits Over Ash Spill

January 12, 2009 - Two federal class action lawsuits seeking at least $5 million each and a state complaint asking $165 million in damages have been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over the... Read More


Beasley Allen files coal ash spill class action lawsuit

January 9, 2009 - Montgomery, Ala. - Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has filed a class action suit on behalf of property owners damaged by the Dec. 22, 2008 Tennessee Valley... Read More


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