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Erin Brockovich to visit site of recent coal ash spill.

By Ryan Powers on January 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

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coalash.jpgLast week, 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic coal sludge burst through a retention wall at a TVA facility in eastern Tennessee, causing massive property and environmental damage. Now, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that environmental activist Erin Brockovich is scheduled to visit the site of the spill to meet with Tennessee residents worried about the fallout of the TVA spill:

Brockovich expects a class-action lawsuit to result from the TVA spill as well, but said she’s coming to provide information, not to recruit plaintiffs. … Attorneys from the New York law firm Weitz & Luxenberg will accompany her. An exact date, time and place haven’t been set. “I’m not going to be there to push anything on anybody,” she said. “We are coming in hopes to help, not to cause anymore grief.”

The first lawsuit related to the spill was filed on Tuesday.

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