The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking volunteers as it creates a Community Action Group for the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton.
The volunteers could focus on issues related to TVA’s management of the plant, an email notice said.
“TVA is committed to doing the right thing to handle the legacy of coal generation and ensuring the safety of the workforce and the communities where TVA has or had fossil plants,” the notice said. “As part of its commitment to safety and best practices to protect its workers and local residents, TVA is creating a Community Action Group for the facility (Bull Run).”
According to the notice, the core responsibilities of this volunteer group will be to:
- identify community concerns and share them with TVA,
- have a constructive and impartial dialogue in the community, and
- share TVA information addressing the concerns and provide information about ongoing activities at the Bull Run plant
If you’re active in the community, 18 years or older, a full-time resident of Anderson County (including Clinton, Claxton, and all of Oak Ridge in both Anderson and Roane counties) or Knox County (including Solway), or a neighbor of the Bull Run Fossil Plant, you can learn more by visiting https://mpf.com/tvacommittees, emailing [email protected], or calling (865) 632-2911.
The cutoff date to apply for the Community Action Group is August 26.
The Bull Run Fossil Plant is scheduled to close in 2023. Residents have had concerns about what will happen to the coal ash at the site when the plant closes, whether a new landfill might be built, and what will happen to the coal plant and the site itself, among other topics. TVA has had recent open houses to discuss the plant with the public.
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More information will be added as it becomes available.
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