KNOXVILLE, TN (Dec. 23,  2019) – On December 23, 12 noon, at the intersection of  Keller Bend Road and South Northshore, representatives of the faith community and environmental advocates will memorialize the 44 workers who died from coal ash exposure in cleaning up TVA’s Kingston Coal Ash disaster. (This location is adjacent to the Knoxville headquarters of Jacobs Engineering who managed the clean-up.)
Each worker who died will be honored. The demand to sever all ties between TVA and all contractors responsible for the failure of the coal ash clean-up will be renewed. Spokespeople will be available to the media. The memorial action is sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice, Jobs with Justice, and Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM).


SOCM: Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment is a member-run organization that encourages civic involvement and collective action so that the people of Tennessee have a greater voice in determining their future. We have been working for social, economic, and environmental justice in Tennessee for nearly 50 years.

For more information visit;; Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM); 2507 Mineral Springs Rd., Ste. D, Knoxville, TN 37917; Phone: (865) 249-7488