Management of Coal Combustion Residuals from the Paradise Fossil Plant

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

On June 8, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) at the Paradise Fossil Plant. The plant is located in western Kentucky on the Green River in Muhlenberg County 10.5 miles northeast of Greenville. It currently has one operating unit, Unit 3. Units 1 and 2 were replaced with natural gas generation in Spring 2017. Unit 3 will continue operation with emission controls.

With a long-standing commitment to safe and reliable operations and to environmental stewardship, TVA began to modernize its coal ash management in 2009 including converting from wet to dry ash storage. This effort was later endorsed by the TVA Board in 2011.

This EA informed TVA decision makers, regulators and the public about the environmental consequences of the proposed action which included the following projects:

  • construct and operate a new fly ash gypsum dewatering facility
  • construct and operate a new dry fly ash conversion system
  • construct and operate a new CCR landfill
  • close the gypsum pond disposal complex
  • close the 2A/2B Boiler Slag Pond
  • close the Peabody Ash Pond

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Ashley Pilakowski
(865) 632-2256
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902