The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will attend a June 10 meeting where the planned closure of the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton will be discussed, a county commissioner said.
It will be the June 10 monthly meeting of the Anderson County Commission’s Intergovernmental Committee. The public is encouraged to attend, said Anderson County Commissioner Catherine Denenberg of District 6 in Oak Ridge.
TDEC is the state department that is responsible for monitoring the Tennessee Valley Authority, Denenberg said.
“They will have a Power Point presentation and will be there to answer questions about their involvement with the closing of the Bull Run Fossil plant in Claxton,” Denenberg said.
The meeting is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. Monday, June 10, in Room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton.
The TVA Board of Directors unanimously agreed in February to close the Bull Run Fossil Plant, a coal-burning power plant. The single-generator plant is across the Clinch River from east Oak Ridge.
During that same meeting, the board voted 6-1 to close the one coal-fired generator still operating, Unit 3, at the Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Kentucky.
Paradise Unit 3 could be retired in December 2020, and Bull Run could be closed December 2023, TVA said. Bull Run has been reported to be running at about 30 percent capacity for several years.
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