Some TVA employees were uncomfortable with the word catastrophe being used to characterize the Dec. 22, 2008 ash spill.
President/CEO Tom Kilgore wasn’t one of them.
“I told them you shouldn’t not be using the word catastrophe,” he said. “I used it myself.”
Kilgore, the man ultimately responsible for what goes on at TVA, took the witness stand Wednesday in the civil trial over the catastrophe.
“The buck stops with you, right?” plaintiffs attorney Jeff Friedman asked.