TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 9, 2019
Roane County and two cities within its borders filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Tennessee Valley Authority and its prime contractor in the cleanup of the nation’s largest coal ash spill, Knoxnews reports. The lawsuit accuses TVA and Jacobs Engineering of hiding from the public internal records showing a coal ash ingredient list of dangerous toxins, heavy metals and radioactive isotopes; destroying evidence including exposure threat test samples, test results, videos and photographs; tampering with exposure threat testing by watering down monitors designed to warn the public — and the EPA and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation — to lower results; and lying to the public, ratepayers and TVA’s own board of directors about the cleanup and the toxicity of coal ash both at the time of the spill and now.