The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing changes to plans for closure of a coal ash storage area and wastewater treatment at its Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton. TVA is asking the public to comment on those revisions in a draft supplemental environmental assessment issued on April 22. That document is available atÂ www.tva.com/nepa.
The revised draft supplemental environmental assessment will consider the potential environmental impacts of several alternatives for closure of the main ash impoundment, a press release said. The project would include turning a portion of the impoundment into a temporary process water basin during construction of a permanent basin for wastewater and storm water at the site. The current stilling pond would be closed, with ash removed to an existing onsite landfill, and turned into the permanent process water basin, the press release said.
TVA proposes this interim action to close the main ash impoundment in place with a temporary cover until a permanent solution is approved by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. A cap and cover closure system is pending review by TDEC, the press release said.
These plans are subject to TDEC approval and change based on the outcome of an environmental investigation plan under way through a TDEC order. Details of that plan are available atÂ www.tva.com/BullRunEIP.
Comments will be accepted through May 13, 2019, and can be submitted online atÂ www.tva.com/nepa, by email toÂ [email protected], and in writing to Ashley Farless, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, BR2C-C, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection, the press release said.
For more information about TVA and its 85-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, clickÂ here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This pressÂ release wasÂ submitted by TVA.
Most news stories on Oak Ridge Today are free, brought to you by Oak Ridge Today with help from our advertisers, contributors, and subscribers. This is a free story. Thank you to our advertisers, contributors, and subscribers. You can see what we cover here.
Do you appreciate this story or our work in general? If so, please consider a monthly subscription to Oak Ridge Today. See our Subscribe page here. Thank you for reading Oak Ridge Today.
Copyright 2019 Oak Ridge Today. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.