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TVA Would Rather Not Hear From You About The Coal Spill

First Posted: 02/16/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET


Turns out that this public agency -- the Tennessee Valley Authority -- is not at all interested in hearing from the public.

Yesterday morning, NRDC issued an action alert on our website urging people to ask TVA to cover the costs of much-needed toxic testing for the victims of the massive Kingston coal ash spill.

We sent our alert at at 11:41 am -- and at 11:55 am, after just a couple hundred citizens sent emails, the TVA apparently disabled its email account ( to block incoming messages. As a result, several thousand messages haven't gone through.

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Filed by Dave Burdick  |