Groundwater contamination that could cause a health hazard has been detected at nine Tennessee Valley Authority fossil fuel power plant sites, according to a new report from the Inspector General of the TVA, a corporation that is owned by the United States government. TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management to the state's river system.
The levels of chemicals detected could possibly cause a health hazard, The Tennessean newspaper reports.
One of the power plants is located about 50 miles northwest of Nashville.
Among the chemicals found at plants: arsenic, nickel, selenium, beryllium and cadmium.