Good morning, Nashville. More information is coming forward about the new Kingston report by the TVA’s Office of Inspector General revealing that the TVA fudged some past reports about the Kingston ash spill to make themselves look less liable. The new report says that the spill could’ve been prevented had the TVA responded to documented safety hazards–including the size and shape of the pile–while the TVA maintains that anomalies in the storage site caused the mishap. As we’ve mentioned before, this spill is the largest and most detrimental environmental disaster in US history.
- TN senator resigns. Sen. Paul Stanley, who was busted for having an affair with his 22-year old intern, announced his resignation yesterday effective August 10th. A special election will be held to determine who fills the empty seat.
- Opting out. Franklin and Hendersonville have joined the ranks of the cities and counties who have opted out of the guns-in-parks bill that the state legislature passed this year. Spring Hill is looking to vote on the issue in August.
- Bits & pieces. Metro has been granted enough stimulus funds to hire 50 new officers … TDOT is widening the highway into the Great Smoky Mountains, which should make things much easier for the tourists … A Nashville veteran fears he might have been the origin of the HIV contamination at the VA hospital.
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