TVA now posting coal ash warning signs; lawsuit claims clean-up workers were never warned

TVA now posting coal ash warning signs; lawsuit claims clean-up workers were never warned

September 14th, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Business Around the Region

Unidentified workers take a break from relocating coal fly ash while at the coal-fired TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant near a breached earthen dike which released over 1 billion gallons of fly ash and coal-burning residues into the Emory River on Dec. 22, 2008.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

The nation's largest electricity provider is now warning workers fly ash can damage their lungs.

Signs posted at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant in Roane County this month warn fly ash "may cause damage to lungs after repeatedly/prolonged exposure." It requires workers to wear masks, which TVA is providing.

"Do not breathe dust," the signs warn. "Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell."

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