TBI opens investigation into Kingston Ash Spill Clean up project

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the TVA ash spill cleanup at the request of the district attorney general. The TBI says the case is now active and ongoing at this time. On December 22, 2008, over 5 million cubic yards of fly ash spilled creating one of the worst environmental disasters in history. TVA would hire Jacobs Engineering Group to oversee the cleanup. That was completed in 2015 but several cleanup workers fell sick and some died. Allegations then came up claiming Jacobs Engineering would not let cleanup workers wear protective gear and manipulated air monitoring equipment. A statute of limitations law exists in Tennessee but the district attorney says it might not apply if investigators can prove there was an intentional criminal attempt to cover up the dangers from the cleanup workers

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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