Kingston Fossil Plant to Test Sirens Thursday
January 11, 2012
HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant will conduct a brief test of emergency sirens at the plant on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11:30 a.m. EST.
The sirens may be loud enough to be heard outside the plant boundaries. This is only a test.
The sirens are used to notify plant personnel in the event of a chemical release at the plant. TVA routinely conducts training and drills at Kingston and its other fossil plants where chemicals are stored to ensure proper procedures are followed if a material spill or release occurred onsite.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Jessica Stone, Chattanooga, (423) 290-6267
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000