Kingston Fossil Plant Emissions

What TVA is doing about emissions at Kingston

TVA has taken a number of steps to make the efficient generation of power at Kingston as clean as possible:

  • The plant burns a low-sulfur blend of coal in all nine units to limit emissions of sulfur dioxide.
  • Two scrubbers were completed in 2010 at a cost of $475 million to further reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by up to 95 percent.
  • All nine units use low-NOx burners to reduce the production of nitrogen oxides.
  • All nine units operate SCRs that further reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 90 percent.

Kingston Fossil Plant Emissions


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Carbon dioxide
Nitrogen oxides
Sulfur dioxide

Toxics Release Inventory

2015 data

All amounts are in pounds

ChemicalAirWaterLandOff-Site DisposalTotal
Hydrochloric Acid (aerosol)97,00000097,000
Hydrogen Fluoride8,6000008,600
Sulfuric Acid (aerosol)500,000000500,000
Antimony Compounds     
Arsenic Compounds5387017,00023018,153
Barium Compounds31314,000520,0005,808540,121
Beryllium Compounds     
Cadmium Compounds     
Chromium Compounds9750029,60032030,517
Cobalt Compounds     
Copper Compounds1014,00033,61139038,102
Lead Compounds69024,31032024,700
Manganese Compounds154075,00062075,774
Mercury Compounds4701612210
Nickel Compounds10713031,60036032,197
Selenium Compounds     
Thallium Compounds     
Vanadium Compounds1052,40069,00076072,265
Zinc Compounds9892,40084,60099088,979
Nitrate Compounds066,0000066,000
Dioxin (grams)10001
Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds30508
Gross MWh Generated:4,352,224    
Pounds Released per MWh:0.377