October 2010

Tennessee Department of Health Found "No Harm to Health from Touching Coal Ash"

The Tennessee Department of Health released it's final health assessment for the TVA Coal Ash Spill.  The assessment found that "no harm to health should have occurred from touching the coal ash," a four-page assessment fact sheet says. "People had an opportunity to be exposed to the coal ash for about one month before TVA either relocated the families or fenced off the coal ash. While coal ash might cause skin irritation, the irritation will stop as soon as the coal ash is washed off."