TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 4, 2019
An analysis by a consortium of environmental groups shows the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal ash landfills in Anderson and Roane counties are leaking toxins, including arsenic and lithium, Knoxnews reports. The analysis — which relied on TVA’s own testing data — confirmed arsenic is leaking from TVA’s newest coal ash landfill at Kingston at a concentration that exceeds safe drinking water standards. TVA continues to insist coal ash is safe and is continuing to do business with Jacobs Engineering, the contractor currently experiencing litigation for its role in the deaths of workers in the Kingston coal ash spill cleanup.