TVA Seeking Public Comment on Watts Bar Fossil Environmental Investigation Plan

Sep 5, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.­­ — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comment on a proposed Environmental Investigation Plan for coal combustion residuals at its former Watts Bar Fossil Plant near Spring City, Tennessee.

TVA is developing the plan and seeking public comment following direction from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation regarding coal ash and other coal combustion residuals stored at TVA’s coal plants in Tennessee, including those that no longer operate.

The Watts Bar Fossil Plant EIP provides details on how TVA plans to investigate and assess the risks to soil, surface water and groundwater from CCR stored at Watts Bar.

The EIP can be viewed online via the website link provided below. The public comment period runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 19, 2018.

Comments on the plan can be submitted in writing at TN Commissioner’s Order Comment, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St. BR 4A, Chattanooga, TN 37402; in person at a public meeting to be held on Sept. 20, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT at Sweetwater City Hall, 203 Monroe Street, Sweetwater, Tenn., via email at TDECorder@tva.gov; and online at www.tva.com/WBFEIPcomments. Comments must be received by the end of the comment period, Oct. 19, 2018.

Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

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