CEO Of TVA Faces Senate Oversight Committee

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority's CEO told a U.S. Senate committee that early environmental data after a massive spill of coal ash should reassure the public, but he met harsh criticism from Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who emphasized the spill's health hazards.

On Thursday, TVA CEO Tom Kilgore testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, facing questions about the Dec. 22 collapse of a retention pond at the Kingston Fossil Plant and its environmental damage.

The CEO testified that drinking water in the...
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