TVA Found Liable In 2008 Coal Ash Disaster

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge determined Thursday that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for a 2008 dike failure that dumped more than 5 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash sludge into a nearby river, leading to litigation involving more than 800 plaintiffs in over 60 suits.

U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, who is overseeing the consolidated litigation, ruled that the failure of a coal ash containment dike at TVA’s Kingston Fossil coal-fired power plant in December 2008 was linked to TVA's negligence regarding the...
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