TVA Coal Ash Disaster Damages Row Sent To Mediation

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 2:39 PM EST) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Monday ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to enter mediation to determine individual damages for the more than 800 plaintiffs suing the agency over a 2008 dike failure that dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash sludge into a nearby river.

U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, who has already found TVA liable for the incident because of the agency's faulty design and placement of the coal ash containment dike at its Kingston Fossil coal-fired power plant, ruled that the...
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