TVA Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling on Kingston Litigation
Aug. 23, 2012
Since the spill in December 2008, TVA’s commitment has not wavered – to clean up the spill, protect the public health and safety, restore the area, and, where justified, fairly compensate people who were directly impacted.
The U.S. District Court today ruled that TVA can be held liable for conduct by TVA that contributed to cause the spill.
The litigation now will proceed to a second phase where the plaintiffs may attempt to prove they were each directly impacted by the spill on an individual basis.
TVA remains committed to the full restoration of the community directly impacted by the spill, while being mindful of our responsibility to manage ratepayer dollars.
TVA has purchased approximately 180 properties and settled more than 200 other claims submitted by area residents. TVA also provided $43 million to the Roane County Economic Development Foundation for use by communities in the affected area.
TVA has taken responsibility for what happened and is committed to restoring the Kingston area. We are following through on our pledge to clean up the ash while protecting public health and safety. The recovery project is expected to continue through 2015.
TVA has been proud to be part of the Kingston community for more than 50 years, and we look forward to being part of the community for years to come.
For more information on the Kingston recovery go to http://www.tva.gov/kingston/.
Scott Brooks, Knoxville, (865) 632-8031
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000