"T.V.A. to Pay $43 Million on Projects in Spill Area"

"The Tennessee Valley Authority said Monday that it would spend $43 million on economic development projects in Roane County, Tenn., the site of a huge coal ash spill at one of the authority’s power plants last December.

The spill devastated property values, brought tourism virtually to a halt and diverted the stream of retirees who were supposed to be settling down on Watts Bar Lake."

Shaila Dewan reports for the September 14, 2009.

Source: NYTimes, 09/15/2009