Tenn. Gov. Vows Taxpayers Won't Bear Sludge Tab

Law360 (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The governor of Tennessee has promised that the Tennessee Valley Authority, not citizens of the Volunteer State, will foot the cleanup bill after a Dec. 22 retention pond breach sent millions of cubic yards of potentially toxic fly ash sludge spilling over 500 acres in the eastern part of the state.

“I am committed to making sure this spill is cleaned up and doing everything we can to prevent any similar situation in the future,” Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday in a statement. “I’m also committed...
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