The Tennessee Valley Authority has retired the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton.
The plant burned the last of its onsite coal onsite in August, ending a 48-day run. TVA retired the plant December 1.
The TVA Board of Directors approved the retirement of Bull Run on February 14, 2019. That followed an environmental review process that included public input, TVA said.
Bull Run began operating in 1967. At the time it was the largest in the world in the volume of steam produced, according to TVA. Located on 750 acres in Claxton across from Oak Ridge, it was the only single-unit power plant in the TVA system, and it was designed to produce up to 950 megawatts. It has an 800-foot reinforced concrete chimney.[Read more…]