CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A lawsuit filed to stop a fly ash landfill in Cumberland County has been dismissed with approval of all parties.
Smith Mountain Solutions LLC wanted to reclaim an old surface mine on Smith Mountain, using fly ash from coal combustion at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant.
The Crossville Chronicle reported a group of residents and business owners sued after the Cumberland County Commission approved the project. A chancery court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the decision, but the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the decisions and sent the case back for review.
The project was never undertaken. Ronald Thurman, presiding chancellor of the Chancery Court of Cumberland County, signed an agreed order of dismissal on Feb. 11 that effectively voided the commission's vote on the project.
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