Since this landfill should never have been permitted in this location in the first place, and it has already suffered several failures and leaks into the Clinch River and since the public comments were overwhelmingly opposed to depositing coal ash into it, TDEC has decided to grant TVA's request and allow coal ash to be deposited along with gypsum. They did agree to lower the allowable height of the landfill so that the top would not tower over the trees and be as much of an eyesore from downtown Kingston.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.