Nearly a decade after the spill, more than 30 cleanup workers are dead and at least 200 are sick or dying — all with common ailments known to be caused by long-term exposure to arsenic, radium and the host of other toxins and metals found in the ash. The workers are suing Jacobs Engineering — the firm TVA tapped to protect them — in state and federal court.

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Lost Medicaid Funding

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