TVA spill destroys habitat

Dead fish litter area where plant’s coal ash broke free

By Anne Paine • THE TENNESSEAN • December 25, 2008

The dead largemouth bass, crappie and carp littering yards and fields in Harriman, Tenn., may represent a fraction of the water life buried under feet of possibly toxic ash.

Teams of state and federal investigators surveyed fish and wildlife conditions Wednesday and continued taking samples of the ground and water affected by this week’s disaster at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

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