Tennessee Valley Authority
In 1933, Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a federal corporation. TVA was perhaps the most original and broad reaching program to come from FDR's 'New Deal' to put America back on its feet. The TVA was created to improve and develop the Tennessee River Basin which reached across 7 states in the South '...an act to improve the navigability and to provide for the flood control of the Tennessee River;
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one of the largest areas of Defense manufacturing and abilities to this day. The environmental impact is questionable and many incidents of pollution by the factories that line the river have been an issue for many years. Cleanup efforts are under way and environmental impact laws are now in place to protect the valuable resources in the Tennessee Valley.
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"TVA" Online Posting. http://new deal.feri.org. 2 Dec. 1999.