The Tennessee Valley Authority is conducting routine maintenance inside the boiler at the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton, and the activities, which make use of the plant’s public address system, might continue for the next week or so, a spokesman said Monday.
During the maintenance, TVA is using small blasting caps to remove the buildup of slag, a byproduct at the coal-fired plant.
Residents in Anderson County have been asking about the recent sounds of sirens at Bull Run, including at night.
In a statement, TVA spokesperson Scott Brooks said TVA is using the plant’s public address system to alert and communicate with employees on site, but no sirens or other alarms are activated.
“This increased activity should last for the next week or so,” Brooks said.
“In order to help alleviate community concerns, plant staff will limit use of the plant public address system during this maintenance activity and use radios and area walk downs to ensure a high level of safety,” the statement said. “Air horns will also be utilized inside the power house to alert employees.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our neighbors.”