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TVA Leaders Promise Ash Clean-up

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KINGSTON, Tenn.- TVA leaders promised an ambitious cleanup effort following last week's huge coal-ash spill in Roane County.

TVA President Ron Kilgore told residents at an emergency meeting in Kingston the agency will build dikes along affected waterways, use barges to dredge sludge from river bottoms, and is re-considering how it will store coal-ash in the future.

Kingston's Mayor says he's still concerned.   

"The city of Kingston is in the same shape many of you are in, we are impacted by an unfortunate situation which we have to rectify," said Troy Beets, Kingston Mayor.

Sunday's meeting was originally meant to be in a community center, but had to be moved to the local high school gymnasium because of the large turnout.

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