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Lawsuit over TVA coal ash spill dropped

January 19th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, one of 57 lawsuits filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over the Kingston ash spill has been withdrawn.

According to a document filed in U.S. District Court, developer Walt Dickson and his New Homes Construction Company Inc. has dropped a nuisance complaint seeking damages at a downstream development near Spring City, Tenn.

The Dec. 22, 2008, spill dumped coal ash from the Kingston Fossil Plant into Watts Bar Lake. Some of the ash has migrated from the Emory River portion of the reservoir to the Tennessee River section.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel Web site.

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