KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - Workers who cleaned up a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee now say they are suffering from cancers and lung diseases.
They have sued Jacobs Engineering, the contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority to supervise the cleanup.
Workers blame the ash for their illnesses and say safety managers prohibited them from wearing dust masks.
Jacobs officials have denied the claims and say the cleanup posed no danger. The cases are making it hard for the TVA to win back the community's trust.