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TVA Agrees To Excavate Contested Ash Site Despite Court Victory

June 13, 2019
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has agreed to excavate coal ash from a leaking waste impoundment that was at the center of both a closely watched Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit and a state enforcement action, handing environmentalists a win on the issue even after a federal appeals court rejected their CWA claims. According to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), TVA will remove the ash stored at its Gallatin, TN, power plant in order to avoid...

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