John Sevier Scrubber Addition
Hawkins County, Tennessee
TVA issued a draft environmental assessment (EA) on May 12, 2009, for a project to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at John Sevier Fossil Plant (JSF) in Hawkins County, Tennessee. The project would install flue gas desulfurization equipment that employs dry scrubber technology. TVA needs to reduce systemwide SO2 emissions to meet requirements under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. Reductions at JSF would help TVA meet those requirements. This draft EA, which is presented below, considers the impacts of the No Action Alternative and variations of the Action Alternative.
TVA solicited public comments on the draft EA through May 29, 2009. Work on the final EA was suspended pending completion of the Integrated Resource Plan and TVA’s decisions to idle or retire some coal-generating units. In response to the April, 2011 multiparty Clean Air Act Agreement, TVA plans to retire two units at JSF. The other two units will be idled. By the end of 2015, TVA must either retire the two idled units, install scrubbers and nitrogen oxide control equipment on them, or repower them to use renewable biomass. This webpage will be updated when the status of the scrubber addition is more certain.
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Draft Environmental Assessment (PDF, 2.1 mb)
For more information or a printed copy of the document, contact:
1101 Market Street, LP 5D
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801
Phone: (423) 751-2502