The rural county, some 50 miles southwest of Nashville, will eventually receive federal reimbursements for most of the cleanup cost. But first it has to find a way to cover those costs up front.
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Many schools and state offices remained closed Tuesday, and some parts of downtown are without power. One of the city’s two water treatment plants out of commission, and officials are asking people to cut their water use by half.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is still working out whether insurance will help cover the cost of the massive coal ash spill at its Kingston plant in December 2008. TVA ratepayers are already making payments on the billion-dollar cleanup effort, though falling fuel costs have, so far, offset the added expense to electric bills.