Proposed Landfill Expansion at Kingston Fossil Plant

Roane County, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) proposes to expand the boundary for the on-site landfill at Kinston Fossil Plant (KIF), near Harriman, Tennessee, to include additional acreage for a new laydown area, clay soil borrow site and a haul road. The proposed action is needed so TVA can adequately and effectively construct the second phase of the landfill.

In 2006, TVA completed the Flue Gas Desulfurization System at Kingston Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Installation of flue gas desulfurization (scrubber equipment) at KIF to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. The byproduct of the scrubber, gypsum, required the construction of a new landfill disposal facility. An on-site landfill location was chosen on the southern end of the KIF property. In 2010, TVA completed the Kingston Dry Fly Ash Conversion EA and issued a FONSI for the material that would be disposed of in the landfill (dry fly ash, bottom ash, and gypsum).

The landfill was initially designed for two phases. Phase 1 was constructed in 2015 and is approaching its full capacity. Phase 2 is needed to support the continued operation of KIF. The 2006 and 2010 EAs did not analyze any laydown area or borrow area to support the construction of Phase 2 of the landfill.

TVA will accept comments on the proposed action from February 14, 2018, through March 15, 2018. Comments will be accepted via TVA’s website, mail and e-mail. Substantive comments received during the comment period and TVA’s responses will be included in the Final Supplemental EA.

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Doug White
NEPA Specialist
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902