01/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tennessee Governor Bredesen To Tour Coal Sludge Site

According to his statement, the governor says he "fully expects TVA to fulfill its pledge to take all appropriate actions to assist those affected and to clean up and restore the damaged property."

"Several state agencies are working with EPA to support the ongoing recovery and clean up efforts while conducting their own independent environmental and health assessments," the statement continued. "The state will continue to do what's necessary to help protect the health and safety of those affected."