Judge: TVA liable for massive Tenn. coal ash spill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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 Thursday in favor of hundreds of plaintiffs who sued after a containment dike at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant burst on Dec. 22, 2008. The failure spilled 5 million cubic yards of ash into a river and spoiled hundreds of acres in a riverside community 35 miles west of Knoxville.
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