"There are alternatives from just continuing the long term monitoring to addressing the sediment and removing it from the river. We'll look at all the public comments and fold that into our decision moving forward," said TVA spokesman Scott Brooks.
The people of Roane County will never forget the ash spill. "You couldn't believe what it was. You didn't know what it was. You could only imagine what it was and how did it get there? What happened?" said Sarah McCoin.
Her home is just two miles away from the site, and she says the images are unforgettable.
McCoin had just moved to the area right before the spill happened. "The fact that you had to see it every day when you left and when you came home. I just remember calling my mom and saying something horrible happened out here. You just couldn't describe it. It was so horrible," she said.
She says the clean up process looks successful. "It's starting to settle down a little now. I don't know what's going on down there. It looks better than it did. I think the plan will pan out and it will be scenically beautiful. Environmentally, I still question how safe it is," she said.
The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has reached a milestone in its cleanup of the ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.More >>
The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has reached a milestone in its cleanup of the ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant: the completion of an earthquake resistant, underground retaining wall around the containment cell at the recovery site.More >>