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Cumberland Environmental Assessment Report

On August 6, 2015, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) issued Commissioner’s Order No. OGC15-0177 (TDEC Order) to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to establish a process for investigating, assessing, and remediating unacceptable risks from the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) at TVA coal-fired plants in the state of Tennessee.

In accordance with the TDEC Order, TVA prepared an Environmental Investigation Plan (EIP) for the Cumberland Fossil Plant to obtain and provide the information requested by TDEC.  Between 2018 and 2021, TVA and Stantec conducted the TDEC Order environmental investigations (EI) for the Cumberland Fossil Plant CCR management units.

The results of the investigation are presented in the Environmental Assessment Report (EAR), available using the links below: