TVA Seeks Public Comment on New Site for Fill Material at Kingston
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for input from the public on plans for a new site for soil and other fill material at Kingston Fossil Plant.
Details on the proposal to construct another “borrow” site on roughly 65-acres of TVA property at Kingston can be found in a draft Environmental Assessment posted at www.tva.com/nepa. The draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of creating the site.
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 construction of a waste water treatment plant are expected to exhaust the current borrow sites by summer of 2020.
TVA is asking for public input on the draft EA through Dec. 21, 2019. Comments can be submitted online at www.tva.com/nepa, by email to [email protected], and by mail in writing to Ashley Pilakowski, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, TN 37902. All comments received will become public record, including names and addresses, and will be considered in the development of the final EA next year.
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