TVA: 2011 deadline hard to meet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The order from U.S. District Court Judge Lacy Thornburg stems from a lawsuit brought by North Carolina in 2006.

Thornburg in January sided with North Carolina's attorney general, who charged that emissions from TVA's coal plants were a public nuisance.

But TVA Director Howard Thrailkill said in The Chattanooga Times
Free Press on Sunday that the country's largest public utility may
not be able to meet Thornburg's deadline of the end of 2011.

Installing scrubbers at the John Sevier Fossil Plant near
Rogersville, Tenn., by that time will be "very difficult, if not
impossible" to do on time, Thrailkill said.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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