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Lawsuit alleges victims were exposed to toxic chemicals after ash spill
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More than 45 people have filed a class action lawsuit related to the 2008 ash spill in Kingston. The suit targets Jacobs Engineering Group. It says the company knowingly exposed employees to toxic chemicals.

TVA contracted Jacobs Engineering Group to clean up a billion gallons of goal ash that spilled in Kingston more than four years ago.

Workers with the company are suing. They say working on the site exposed them to several dangerous chemicals including arsenic, mercury, and possibly even radioactive material.

Not only that, but the victims allege the company knew about the dangers and failed to provide a safe environment. They say the company failed to properly monitor the air quality and provide safety equipment like respirators and dust masks.

The victims are asking for money to cover medical bills and any mental anguish. They're also asking for up to 20 percent of the total amount of all of Jacobs' contracts.

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