Tellico Dam Case Study

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Perhaps a plan to preserve the habitat through the creation of a spillway to allow moving water for the snail darters was needed in order for the construction of the dam. Nevertheless, an important concept is gained from the Tellico Dam case, which is the paradigm between business, government, and society. For example, Plater (2013) describes the media coverage surrounding the Tellico Dam case as an important factor in the outcome. The media focused on the impact to the snail darter and neglected the impact to the local community in the event the dam was not completed. However, the main failure lay at the feet of the TVA because the organization failed to address the concerns of society. TVA should have consulted with the community and environmentalists about the impacts of the dam’s construction, thus creating a dialog with the community and providing realistic strategies to mitigate risks and improve public

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