Asbestos and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

TVA Widows Creek Steam Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a number of plants and facilities across the Tennessee valley. Many employees in these facilities, or their loved ones, have developed asbestos-related diseases as a result of their exposure to asbestos that occurred at a TVA facility. This includes diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and other related conditions. Asbestos-related diseases are serious and they sometimes lead to fatalities.

Not only can these diseases develop in employees, they can also develop in close family members. The fibers in asbestos are very small, and can travel on the clothes of workers when they return home after a shift. As a result, it is possible for family members to also develop asbestos-related diseases later in life.

TVA Widows Creek Steam Plant

At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we help TVA employees and their families who have suffered serious injuries as a result of exposure to asbestos. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling asbestos-related claims, and we can give you the support and guidance you need.

TVA Plants With Known Issues

The TVA has a number of plants throughout Tennessee. Asbestos-related legal claims have come from employees at a number of those plants, including:

  • TVA Widows Creek Steam Plant – Bridgeport, Alabama
  • TVA Sequoyah Nuclear Plant – Soddy-Daisy (Chattanooga), Tennessee
  • TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant – Spring City, Tennessee
  • TVA Bellefonte Nuclear Plant – Hollywood, Alabama
  • TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant – Athens, Alabama
  • TVA Chickamauga Dam – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • TVA Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • TVA Nickajack Dam – South Pittsburg, Tennessee
  • TVA Kingston Steam Plant – Kingston, Tennessee

These plants frequently used asbestos as insulation and in other materials. As a result, employees who were exposed during insulation or in their day-to-day work risk serious injury from inhalation of asbestos. When asbestos is inhaled, the tiny particles can puncture the mesothelial cells in the lungs and other organs. This can lead to irritation, which causes many asbestos-related diseases.

These diseases can take decades to develop. As a result, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a diagnosis in order to secure your claim and protect your legal rights.

Call an Attorney Today About Your Case

If you or a loved one worked at a TVA facility and developed an asbestos-related disease, contact a lawyer at our firm. Your consultation is free of charge. You can reach us by phone on 423-933-2738 (423-933-2738 toll free), or you can send us an email.