Homeowners Sue TVA Over Toxic Ash Spill

Law360, New York (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nearly 100 people have sued the Tennessee Valley Authority over damages they allegedly suffered from a billion-gallon spill of toxic fly ash from a landfill at a power plant near Kingston, Tenn.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the 91 plaintiffs allege that the TVA was negligent in allowing the spill to happen. They said that their homes, which were near the spill, have been rendered uninhabitable or inaccessible or are otherwise damaged, and that their...
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Case Information

Case Title

Auchard et al v. Tennessee Valley Authority (TV1)

Case Number



Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Thomas A Varlan

Date Filed

February 17, 2009

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