The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from more than 800 property owners who suffered damages from a massive 2008 coal ash spill from a fossil fuel containment pond. The spill dumped more than 5 million cubic yards of toxic sludge onto rural countryside and into nearby waterways in Kingston, Tenn. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan ruled in 2012 that TVA was liable for the spill, and found that if the utility had followed its own policies, the issues that caused the dike to fail would have been addressed and corrected before the ... Read More
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