TVA Plans New Site for Soil and Other Fill Material at Kingston

Jan 31, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to create an additional site for soil and other fill material to support projects at Kingston Fossil Plant.

Details on the proposal to construct another borrow site on roughly 62 acres of TVA property at Kingston can be found in the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact posted at www.tva.com/nepa.

Demand for soil and other material to support current and future projects is expected to be greater than existing supply in the two current borrow areas at Kingston. Additional fill material will be needed for the second phase of a dry storage landfill for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at Kingston, as well as other future projects at the site. Ongoing projects such as proposed construction of a waste water treatment plant are expected to exhaust the current borrow sites by summer of 2020.

TVA plans to operate the borrow site in phases of approximately 5 to 10 acres each to help minimize visual impacts from removal of trees, vegetation and soil. TVA will regrade and re-vegetate each phase as work is completed.

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