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TVA Plans Storage for Coal Ash and Coal Combustion Residuals at Bull Run

Apr 28, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will expand the capacity for managing and storing future coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at Bull Run Fossil Plant near Clinton, Tennessee.

Bull Run has limited capacity for additional storage of CCRs onsite. As part of an environmental impact statement released last year, TVA evaluated numerous sites on TVA property around Bull Run for a new dry storage landfill. TVA also considered other options, including taking no action, and the possibility of hauling CCR to an offsite landfill.

In a Record of Decision published on April 27, TVA outlines its decision to proceed with a plan to manage CCRs at the Bull Run Fossil Plant by constructing a new landfill on TVA property just east of the plant.   

TVA has committed to convert the handling and storage of coal ash and other byproducts of burning coal from a wet system to dry at all its fossil sites, including Bull Run.

TVA completed the construction of a mechanical dewatering facility at Bull Run in 2014 to manage bottom ash and gypsum using a dry storage system. Fly ash generated at Bull Run is also hauled and stored dry.

This decision is separate from a proposed CCR impoundment closure project and recently completed study at Bull Run.

The final EIS, Record of Decision and other project documents are available at

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