Tennessee Valley Authority News

Tennessee Valley Authority Appeals Judge’s Order to Remove Coal Ash

A federal utility is appealing a judge’s order to excavate and move its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant. In Nashville federal court Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority filed an appeal notice over its Gallatin Fossil Plant outside Nashville. …

Remnants of Harvey Spawn Tornadoes, Floods Across Deep South

Harvey spread its misery across the Deep South as flooded creeks drove people from their homes in Tennessee and Kentucky and an apparent tornado damaged homes and toppled trees in a rural area of northwest Alabama. More than 50 people …

Southeast States Feel Effects of Harvey

Rains from Harvey are inundating coastal Alabama with floodwaters and forcing the Tennessee Valley Authority to lower lake levels in north Alabama. Authorities say numerous roads were covered with water in Mobile and Baldwin counties Wednesday morning, and conditions could …

Judge Orders Tennessee Valley Authority to Remove Coal Ash at Power Plant

A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation’s largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn’t risk further polluting the Cumberland River. U.S. …

Tennessee Valley Authority, Environmental Groups Await Decision on Pollution Case

The Tennessee Valley Authority finished a four-day trial Thursday in which environmental groups accuse the utility’s power plant outside Nashville, Tennessee, of illegally polluting the Cumberland River with coal ash. Still, a decision in the case may not come for …

Burn Bans Enacted Over Much of Dry Southeast as Fires Continue

As drought-stressed forests burn across much of the South – including a blaze scorching a Manhattan-sized area of north Georgia – some traditional outdoor activities are now banned. Starting campfires, lighting fireworks, smoking cigarettes, even parking a car off-road is …

Environmental Groups Sue Tennessee Valley Authority over Plant Pollution

Two environmental groups claim toxic pollution from a Gallatin, Tenn., power plant is seeping into the Cumberland River and state regulators are not doing enough to stop it. The allegations are part of a lawsuit filed in federal court on …

Low Water Levels at Tennessee’s Boone Lake Concern Nearby Business Owners

Business owners around Boone Lake worry they might be left high and dry this summer with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s sustained drawdown of the lake. The Johnson City Press reported that TVA has announced that water levels will remain low …

TVA to Get $150M More for Coal Ash Spill Cleanup from Insurer

The Tennessee Valley Authority said it will receive another $150 million from an insurance company to help pay for the ongoing cleanup of the 2008 coal ash spill in Kingston, Tenn. ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd. will pay TVA for a …

TVA’s Insurer Ordered to Pay $42 Million Toward Ash Spill Cleanup

About $42 million has been recovered in the last week by the Tennessee Valley Authority to help pay for more than $1 billion in expenses stemming from the cleanup at the 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant. The …