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Questions About the TVA Coal Ash Spill

When a retention wall collapsed December 22 at a coal fly ash retention pond, more than a billion gallons of dangerous sludge rushed into people's homes, property, and public waterways.

On Tuesday, January 13, 6 News will take an in-depth look at the spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County. Our one-hour special, "Lessons Learned: The TVA Ash Spill," will air at 8:00 p.m.

We will answer your questions and talk to experts from TVA, environmentalists, and Roane County. We'll also seek answers from TVA CEO Tom Kilgore.

Here's your chance to get answers to your questions about the coal ash spill and cleanup efforts. Click here to ask a question, or click the questions that have already been asked to comment on them.

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We have a 300ft. well and are concerned about the ground water and whether it is safe to use.0
100's of trucks travel our streets with ash all over them, spreading it around, how will that affect us in the long term?1
What about the spread of the ash by the people who are working on clean up? wherever the workers are is covered w/ ash0
WIth Native East Tennesseans already hating the TVA, What is TVA's plan to cover the lawsuits, and how high will rates get?0
How can TVA charge residents of other counties (rate hikes) for their mistakes?0
Is the water around the knoxville area being tested as well?0
I have called tva 4 times & keep getting run-around, i want 2 know why tva wants people 2 work w/ them but they wont work w/ us1
When and if residents of Roane County become sick, how will TVA help us then? What value is our health and our kids health?1
Is the ramp at Ladd Landing open to the public & can you fish down river from the ramp?0
We purchased a home in September with hopes of selling in May/June.Will TVA purchase my home at fair market valve?0
Does TVA really expect customers to have to pay more on utilities when so many people are suffering job losses?0
what will TVA do for the houses downstream on the Clinch that weren't touched by the ash but is hurt by the devaluation of prope1
so air born it would have a human hazard then during the drought over this summer and the summers past im sure it got air born .0
What parts of Watts Bar lake (in and around Kingston) are now safe for water recreation?0
Watts Bar Lake appears to be at a higher level than prior to the spill, is TVA purposely holding the water back.0
Will our senators as for goverment money 4 the cleanup.I can not afford another electric increase.1
My two boats are trapped in our boathouse on Lakeshore Dr, TVA says I'm responsible to get them to a marina. Why is it up to me?1
How was the ash kept from being airborn during transport to retaining ponds since it is most dangerous airborn.1
What are you going to do about the decreased land values over the entire county long term?1
To Dr. Smith: If the next administration regulates coal ash as a hazardous material, will wet/dry coal ash now be grandfathered0
How long will it take to remove the ash from the Emory River and how long will it take for the Emory to cleanse itself0
How long will it take to remove the ash from the Emory River and how long will it take for the Emory to cleanse itself0
Does TVA burn high-sulphur coal and ignore safety standards only here because east Tenneseans tolerate it?0
When are we going to be told the full story on what all has gone into these holding ponds?0
What is being done to improve the Roane County property values due to the negative publicity0
What is being done to improve the Roane County property values due to the negative publicity0
All property values in Kingston have depreciated. How will those owners be compensated?0
Where can I find an MSDS sheet for Fly Ash?0
Why was the sludge on roads and parking lots allowed to be washed away instead of being cleaned up according to msds spill clean1
Where does the drinking water for the town of Rockwood orginate, is it being tested?0