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Bill Johnson, TVA president and CEO, says the culture that led to the 2008 ash spill disaster has changed. Johnson spoke from Kingston Fossil Plant grounds Wednesday.
TVA: We’ve changed

The ash piles that once were landmarks in the area around TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant are no more.

Six years of cleaning up one of the worst environmental disasters in history has the landscape looking much different.

“If you come here in the spring, you’re going to see a nice green, grassy field there behind us,” TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said. “It certainly looks a lot different than it did before the spill — and it looks tremendously different than it did right after the spill.”