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An estimated 500,000 cubic yards of ash remains at the bottom of the Emory and Clinch rivers nearly four years after a huge coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/PFaWyi ) reported an Environmental Protection Agency official spoke at a community meeting Tuesday evening at Roane County High School. He told area residents the choices are to leave the submerged ash alone dredge it up or cap it.
EPA cleanup project manager Craig Zeller pointed out that dredging would be the most expensive option and would risk disturbing radioactive materials at the bottom of the rivers.
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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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