TVA, EPA to update public on coal ash spill clean up

TVA, EPA to update public on coal ash spill clean up

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The coal ash spill destroyed homes and dumped waste into the river. The coal ash spill destroyed homes and dumped waste into the river.

KINGSTON (WATE) - The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting next week to update the public on the clean-up of the 2008 coal ash spill.

A series of dikes at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant collapsed on Dec. 22, 2008, causing an estimated 5.4 million cubic yards of ash and sludge to spill into nearby homes, farmland and the river.

On May 30, the two agencies will hold a public meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. EST in the Roane County High School auditorium in Kingston.

The auditorium is in Building B on the Spring Street side of the high school.

EPA representatives will update citizens about the recovery and discuss long-term plans to monitor the site.

Officials from the EPA, TVA, TDEC and the Roane County Community Advisory Group will answer questions from the public.

Public comments on the Long-Term Monitoring Plan may be emailed to TVA at kingstoncomm@tva.gov, or mailed to:

Tennessee Valley Authority
P.O. Box 40
Kingston, TN 37763

Documents associated with the clean up are available on TVA's website.

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