Kingston Fossil Plant – Proposed Gypsum Dewatering System
Roane County, Tennessee
On December 3, 2010, TVA completed a final environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact on the proposal to install and operate a mechanical gypsum dewatering system at KIF. Both documents may be viewed online by accessing the links below. A draft of the EA was released for public comment in August 2010. The final EA incorporates responses to the comments received on the draft.
In July 2009, the TVA Board of Directors passed a resolution to review and address the systems, controls, and standards related to coal combustion products (CCPs), e.g., fly ash, bottom ash, and gypsum, which resulted from the burning of coal to produce electricity. TVA has subsequently reviewed its practices for handling and storing CCPs at its generating facilities, including its coal-fired Kingston Fossil Plant (KIF). An outcome of the review is the current proposal to construct a gypsum dewatering system at KIF. The installation of the flue gas desulfurization system, which would produce the gypsum, is the subject of a related 2006 EA. The current proposal would change the gypsum handling system described in the 2006 EA.
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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 106 kb)
2010 Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3.2 mb)
For further information, contact:
David W. Robinson
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, LP 5D
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402