September 2009

TVA to give Roane County $40 Million for economic development

(Knoxville News Sentinel 9-14-09) Roane County communities will receive $40 million from TVA to be used toward economic development as part of a Tennessee Valley Authority effort to help the county recover from the Dec. 22 Kingston coal fly-ash spill, TVA and county officials announced today. TVA and Roane County leaders have established the Roane County Economic Development Foundation to administer the fund.

County wants millions to fix image after ash spill

(Associated Press 9-14-09) For a Tennessee community that fears being forever linked to one of the country's worst environmental disasters, an estimated $1 billion being spent to clean up a massive coal ash spill that flooded its lakeside homes isn't enough. Roane County leaders want millions more dollars to repair their economy and image after 5.4 million cubic yards of toxin-laden muck breached a holding pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22.