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TVA ASH SPILL: Cleanup workers: Protection requests rejected

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By Damon Lawrence

Knoxville attorney James K. Scott has asked a federal judge to deny a motion to dismiss filed by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Scott filed a lawsuit against Jacobs in federal court last year claiming the contractor lied to TVA ash spill cleanup workers about the safety of fly ash and rejected requests to wear masks and respirators.

The lawsuit listed 49 plaintiffs. Jacobs has asked for a dismissal, contending its entitled to discretionary function immunity.
Scott disagrees.


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