Work begins on project at TVA's Gallatin plant

Work begins on project at TVA's Gallatin plant

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NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning work this week on part of a project that will reduce emissions at its coal-burning power plant in Gallatin.

The Tennessean reports workers are set to start pouring concrete for a 370-foot chimney, which is part of a $1.1 billion project that aims to produce cleaner air by cutting certain emissions by up to 96 percent.

The work begins even though a coalition of environmental groups has sued TVA over its decision to continue operating the plant.

Meanwhile, several businesses in Gallatin are anticipating the project as a way to spur the local economy.

TVA is the nation's largest public utility, supplying power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

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