The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to expand the capacity for managing and storing coal combustion residuals at Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton.
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, a press release said. As part of that process, TVA evaluated numerous sites on TVA property around Bull Run for a new dry storage landfill.
In a final Environmental Impact Statement released Thursday, TVA considered the potential environmental impacts of a new landfill, as well as two other alternatives—hauling the coal combustion residuals, or CCR, materials to a permitted landfill off-site, and a “no action” alternative in which TVA would not consider additional options for long-term storage of CCR at the plant.
The press release said TVA provided opportunities for the public and agencies to provide input on the proposed action throughout the process. All comments received on the draft Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, are addressed in the final EIS.
The proposed project and final EIS are independent of a separate CCR impoundment closure recently completed at Bull Run, the press release said.
A copy of the final EIS is available online at www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Reviews/Disposal-of-Coal-Combustion-Residuals-from-the-Bull-Run-Fossil-Plant, by email at [email protected], or in writing by contacting Anita Masters, NEPA Project Manager, Project Environmental Planning, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., BR4A, Chattanooga, TN 37402.
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