Couple Sues TVA For $30M Over Toxic 'Tidal Wave'

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 12:42 PM EST) -- A couple from Petros, Tenn., has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority in connection with a “tidal wave of sludge” triggered when a retaining wall at a coal-waste containment pond broke last year, discharging the pond's contents into Roane County and its waterways and onto the couple's property.

The suit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, seeks $10 million in compensatory damages and at least $20 million in punitive damages in connection with the December...
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