Asbestos And The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The Tennessee Valley Authority has numerous plants and facilities across the Tennessee valley. Many employees in these facilities, or their loved ones, have developed asbestos-related diseases because of asbestos exposure 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 tiny 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.
At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we help TVA employees and their family members who have suffered serious injuries because 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 multiple plants throughout Tennessee. Asbestos-related legal claims have come from employees at many 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 soon after a diagnosis 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. You can reach us by phone at 423-933-2738 or you can send us an email.