September 2011

TVA’s Defense Against Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits Goes to Trial in Knoxville Federal Court

 (Washington Post 9-20-2011) A federal judge on Thursday began hearing from both sides in the legal battle over whether the Tennessee Valley Authority should pay damages for a huge coal ash spill that fouled a riverside community.
At a brief opening session, TVA attorney Edwin Small told U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan that TVA would land a helicopter in downtown Knoxville if he wanted to visit the spill site.

Report: Road & Bridge Building Costs Will Increase By More than $100B Over 20 Years Without Coal Fly Ash

(Equipment World 9-12-2011) The cost to build roads, runways and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a new study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).