GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Department of Transportation has approved a right-of-way application for a pipeline that would transport water to and from the Nolichucky River for use by an industrial chemical plant.
According to reports, the Greene County Industrial Development Board applied for approval for construction of a 12-mile pipeline to support the U.S. Nitrogen plant.
U.S. Nitrogen had been negotiating with the Old Knoxville Highway Utility to supply water to the plant. Butch Shaw, the utility's chairman, said recently the utility was prepared to take legal action to prevent the board from providing water to U.S. Nitrogen.
Activists oppose the pipeline because of fears the intake or discharge of water might damage the environment.
Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles has predicted the project could create hundreds of jobs.
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