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2012-08-28 23:01:03

The Judge in the Tennessee Valley Authority coal fly ash spill lawsuit handed down an opinion and order on Thursday, holding in favor of some 800 residents of Roane County, TN whose properties were damaged and devalued in a 2008 catastrophe where a dike failed, spilling more than one billion gallons of coal ash into the community and waterways neighboring the Kingston Fossil Plant. New York City (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., a leading national mass tort and personal...

EPA On The Wrong Side Of Green Groups Over Coal Ash Rules
2012-04-09 09:13:32

An alliance of environmental groups is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to push forward with new coal ash standards that it had proposed after a massive and expensive 2008 oil spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant. The group, comprised of EarthJustice, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and others, filed a lawsuit against the EPA last Thursday (April 5) because the agency failed to act on the proposal it had made years...

2011-11-17 12:52:00

STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority met fiscal year 2011 performance goals for delivering affordable, cleaner and reliable energy to the region while responding to events tied to the Japanese tsunami and April tornadoes across the Southeast. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111117/DM09268) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "We are focused on making sure our nuclear plants operate safely and...

2011-04-14 11:42:00

Utility advances clean air strategy by retiring coal-fired generating units CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans Thursday to retire 18 older coal-fired generation units at three power plants as part of the federal utility's vision of being one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The retirements will help TVA reduce...

2011-02-18 10:32:00

MURPHY, N.C., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors on Friday voted to simplify fuel charges on power bills and granted the chief executive officer broader authority for energy efficiency projects and corporate purchasing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) At its quarterly meeting in Murphy, N.C., the board also approved contracts for the purchase of uranium and uranium enrichment services for TVA's nuclear...

2010-12-23 12:07:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee Valley Authority employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Contributions have come from across the TVA system, from fossil, nuclear and hydro power plants and TVA's Environment and Technology organization. Families and schools in TVA communities are the...

2010-12-15 22:06:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A routine inspection of the gypsum pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant on Wednesday discovered clear water seeping from a single area on the side of the facility. Maintenance work is underway to stop the seepage. Gypsum is a limestone product resulting from pollution-control processes. The seepage poses no hazard. However, as a precaution, TVA is testing the water and has notified the Environmental...

2010-06-11 14:53:00

HARRIMAN, Tenn., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will begin operating two recently completed scrubbers next week at its Kingston Fossil Plant, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions up to 95 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) This gives TVA a total of 10 scrubbers installed at five of its 11 coal-fired power plants. A scrubber removes sulfur dioxide emissions by routing flue gases produced from burning coal through a...

2010-06-11 01:02:28

Fish exposed to fly ash at the site of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash spill are faring better than some expected, researchers have learned. Oak Ridge National Laboratory in collaboration with TVA has found that while small amounts of some contaminants from the December 2008 fly ash spill have been taken up by fish in the Clinch and Emory rivers, to-date, the fish collected downstream from the spill appear healthy relative to fish from unimpacted sites. "We are looking to see if there...

2010-05-18 14:13:00

KINGSTON, Tenn., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will securely and permanently store onsite all ash in the next phase of recovery work to begin soon at Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tenn. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) The decision was announced today in an Action Memorandum issued by TVA and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. TVA's work...