published Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

TVA’s Kilgore gets testy in ash-spill testimony

Staff File Photo by Patrick Smith
Remains of a coal ash spill that blanketed more than 300 acres in Harriman, Tenn., surround the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.
Staff File Photo by Patrick Smith Remains of a coal ash spill that blanketed more than 300 acres in Harriman, Tenn., surround the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.
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TVA president and CEO Tom Kilgore got testy a few times on the witness stand in Knoxville today, the fourth day of the trial into the Kingston ash spill.

"No matter how many times you ask the question, I'm not going to let you construe [previous statements about the landfill dike's failure[ to just its construction," Kilgore told plaintiff's attorney Jeff Friedman.

Kilgore testified for a little more than two hours in the trial prompted by the December 2008 spill.

The trial is expected to continue well into next year over responsibilities for the spill of 1.2 billion gallons of toxin-laden sludge into the Emory River.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Pam Sohn...

Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...

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Beamis said...

Don't box a lifetime bureaucrat in. They don't understand accountability and it often makes them angry when someone intrudes upon their taxpayer funded cocoon of comfort and invulnerability.

September 21, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.
bearhunter said...

i wonder how testy he'd be if a dump truck pulled up tp this house with a load of that crap that got loose??

September 21, 2011 at 9:04 p.m.
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