By DAMON LAWRENCE
Toss an aluminum can in the Emory River, and the law says it’s a $50 fine.
The penalty for releasing 3 million cubic yards of fly ash into the river, however, is not yet known.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has yet to fine TVA for the fly ash catastrophe that occurred on Dec. 22, 2008. A dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant released 5.4 million cubic yards of fly ash into the environment. TVA said most of the ash ended up in the Emory River.