March 3, 2009

Lawsuit on coal ash spill

I have so many news on draft that it might take a while to post all of them so for those who sent me their press releases and interesting stories, please bear with me.

For now, here is an interesting update on the coal ash spill in Tennessee, which happened on December 22, 2008. A failed dike at Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Kingston Fossil plant caused a released of about 5.4 million cubic yards of coal fly ash that now cover about 300 acres mostly TVA's property.

Of course the nearby Roane County is concerned. Who wouldn't be?? Fly ash could contain levels of harmful metals such as arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, chromium VI, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, and vanadium, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

So the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg is right on the scene and filed an environmental lawsuit against TVA on behalf of 109 citizens in Roane County and surrounding areas.

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