NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction has discovered some encouraging news in its latest study on recidivism. The just released report shows that felons released from TDOC prisons are now less likely to return to custody.
Penalty Addresses Noncompliance with Tennessee's Water and Solid Waste Laws
NASHVILLE –Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke and Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan today announced the issuance of a Commissioner’s Order against the Tennessee Valley Authority assessing $11.5 million in penalties in response to the catastrophic coal ash release on December 22, 2008. The penalties address violations of the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act and the Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Act.
NASHVILLE – Homeowners rebuilding after the flood can receive valuable information from FEMA hazard mitigation specialists at locations across Tennessee. The specialists can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage, as well as offer other home improvement tips and techniques.
Topics will include mold and mildew, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps, flood insurance and other measures to make homes stronger and safer. Publications on these topics will be available. There is no cost to talk with the advisers.
19 Adjoining Counties Also Eligible for Assistance
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for federal farm assistance for 13 counties in west and middle Tennessee due to losses caused by heavy and historic rainfall and subsequent flooding that began on April 30, 2010. Nineteen adjoining counties are also eligible for assistance.
Bredesen made the request to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on May 24. The 13 counties designated as primary natural disaster areas include Benton, Chester, Dickson, Fayette, Hardeman, Hickman, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Lewis, Maury, McNairy, Perry and Stewart.