Settlement Reached in TVA Lawsuit Over Gallatin Coal Ash Dumps

The Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to dig up 12 million tons of coal ash stored in unlined pits at its Gallatin Fossil Plant in Middle Tennessee and clean up contamination from it, Knoxnews reports. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a joint news release today that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed against TVA over coal ash contamination at the Gallatin plant and nearby waterways. Prompted by two environmental groups, the state sued the TVA in 2015 over pollution from coal ash dumps at the Gallatin Fossil Plant.
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