The Anderson County Commission has scheduled a public hearing to discuss a request from the Tennessee Valley Authority to build a 60-acre landfill on the Bull Run Fossil Plant site in Claxton.
The hearing is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in Room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse at 100 North Main Street in Clinton.
The proposed new landfill is known Site J, and it has been characterized as a three-cell unit capable of holding eight to nine million cubic yards of coal combustion residuals, according to a public hearing notice.
More information is available by calling (865) 457-6290, sending an email to [email protected], or by writing to TVA Permit Information, 101 S. Main Street, Suite 310, Clinton, TN 37716.
You can also contact the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for more information at 761 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, or by calling (865) 481-0995.
The public hearing notice said residents are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions at the February 18 meeting, or they can provide written comments by mailing them to TVA Permit, 101 S. Main Street, Suite 310, Clinton, TN 37716.
“The Anderson County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to defer final decision on the approval or disapproval of the proposed landfill until April 1, 2020,” the public hearing notice said.
TVA hasn’t announced a final decision on the landfill either.
In the meantime, the fifth Bull Run community meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at Claxton Elementary School at the intersection of Edgemoor Road and Clinton Highway. The meeting had been scheduled for Thursday, January 30, but it has been postponed one week due to illness that led to the two-day closure of Anderson County Schools. The February 6 meeting is hosted by Statewide Organizing for Community empowerment (SOCM) and partners Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Tennessee, and the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club, a meeting notice said.