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Tennessee Extends Mercury Advisory for Nolichucky Fish

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a warning in January against eating certain fish in parts of the Nolichucky River due to mercury contamination.

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Oak Ridge Funding is Secure; Waste Cleanup Remains Uncertain

Tennessee regulators, communities and grassroots groups have yet to resolve a dispute with federal agencies on how to handle hazardous waste at a superfund site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

A dispute between federal agencies and Tennessee regulators over how to handle hazardous waste at a superfund site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.,

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Environmental Ethics in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is changing its behavior in response to critics that accused the agency of being too cozy with the companies they regulate at an annual conference.

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Groups urge Tenn. governor to veto coal mining bill

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, 20 environmental and community organizations delivered a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam urging him to veto legislation approved by the state House that would significantly weaken protections relating to coal mining in Tennessee. The legislation

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Tennessee Bill Would Change Mining Oversight

A bill that would change Tennessee’s status as the only active coal mining state that does not have state control of coal mine permitting and oversight has passed the state house and senate.

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Wildlife Center Sues for Survival, Bad Fracking Rules for Tenn., Other Shorts

Wildlife Center Sues for Survival A non-profit wildlife center known for rehabilitating thousands of animals including red-winged hawks, great horned owls and bobcats has filed a lawsuit against the resort town of Beech Mountain, N.C., for what it says is

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