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Bull Run Fossil Plant Landfill – Management of Coal Combustion Residuals

Anderson County, Tennessee

On March 29, 2017, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a Record of Decision for its proposal on the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) generated during the operation of the Bull Run Fossil Plant (BRF) in Anderson County, Tennessee.  TVA has decided to implement Alternative B, as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and construct and operate the new landfill for storage of CCR on TVA property adjacent to BRF. 

This decision supports TVA’s goal to eliminate all wet CCR storage at its coal plants by closing CCR impoundments across the TVA system, and to assist TVA in complying with all current and future state and federal rules and regulations. CCRs are byproducts produced from the combustion of coal or the control of combustion emissions and include fly ash, bottom ash, gypsum, and other materials.  Because onsite storage capacity for managing CCRs at BRF is currently projected to be expended within about 10 years, TVA needed to identify additional storage or disposal capacity for dry CCR materials produced by BRF.

TVA issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this project on November 29, 2016. 

Related Documents

Notice of Intent (PDF, 0mb)

Executive Summary (PDF, 0.2mb)

Bull Run Fossil Plant Landfill Final Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 2mb)

Appendix A – Response to Comments Received on the Draft EIS (PDF, 0.2mb)

Appendix B – Final Scoping Document (PDF, 5.3mb)

Appendix C – Alternatives Analysis (PDF, 1.6mb)

Appendix D – Preliminary Engineering Drawings of the Proposed Landfill and Haul Road (PDF, 10.6mb)

Appendix E – Coordination (PDF, 0.7mb)

Record of Decision (PDF, 0.2mb)


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Anita Masters
NEPA Project Manager
[email protected]
1101 Market Street, BR 2C
Chattanooga, TN 37402