- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee utility has filed a lawsuit to stop a proposed pipeline that would transport water to and from the Nolichucky River for use by an industrial chemical plant.

According to The Greeneville Sun (https://bit.ly/1ugdUMR) the Old Knoxville Highway Utility District says the pipeline infringes on its right to supply water to any entities in its boundaries.

U.S. Nitrogen officials say they tried to negotiate with the utility to get a large supply of untreated water, but talks weren’t successful. The company said in a statement last week that the lawsuit was surprising and disappointing.

The project has cause controversy. Activists have opposed the pipeline because of fears the intake or discharge of water might damage the environment. However, local officials say the project could create hundreds of jobs.

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Information from: The Greeneville Sun, https://www.greenevillesun.com


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