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Kingston Ash Release

Weekly Progress Highlights

Each week, a status report is compiled to document the progress of the Kingston recovery effort. Highlights of those reports are presented below along with a link to the week's complete report in a PDF format. For faster viewing, a specific week can be chosen below:

Week Ending April 10, 2011

  • Completed approximately 4,250’ of buttress. The buttress is approximately 80% complete.
  • EPA gave approval for the bridge demolition.
  • Provided response to EPA comments on Segment B.
  • Continued with the design for siphon installation and diffuser reconfiguration..
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,589
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
223,285

*Week ending March 31, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending April 3, 2011

  • Completed the Time Critical On-Scene Coordinator Report. It was approved by EPA in consultation with TDEC..
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,589
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
223,285

*Week ending March 31, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending March 27, 2011

  • Completed approximately 4,100 feet of Dike C buttress work; it is now 77% complete.
  • TVA Civil Projects stacked 25,115 CY in the Dredge Cell.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,495
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
222,612

*Week ending March 17, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending March 20, 2011

  • Due to declining calls and visits, TVA converted the Kingston Outreach Center to a phone center and closed the physical location on March 15.
  • Completed contract negotiations and held a kick-off meeting for construction of the Dredge Cell Perimeter Wall Stabilization.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,464
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
221,575

*Week ending March 17, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending March 13, 2011

  • TVA Civil Projects excavated and hauled 12,050 CY of ash from the North and Middle Embayments and stacked in the Dredge Cell a total of 16,150 CY of ash from embayments and ball field areas.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,356
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
220,492

*Week ending March 10, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending March 6, 2011

  • TVA Civil Projects excavated and hauled over 17,000 CY from the North Embayment
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,303
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
220,492

*Week ending March 3, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending February 27, 2011

  • TVA and Stantec briefed EPA and TDEC representatives on the latest design configuration and construction plans for the Dredge Cell perimeter containment system.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,226
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
220,491

*Week ending February 24, 2011

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending February 20, 2011

  • TVA Civil Projects excavated and hauled over 31,000 CY of ash from the North Embayment and stacked over 34,000 CY in the Dredge Cell.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,176
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
220,487

*Week ending February 10, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending February 13, 2011

  • A bathymetric survey of the main Ash Pond was completed on February 7, 2011, and a survey of the Stilling Pond was completed on February 8, 2011. The Stilling Pond survey indicated that the pond storage volume had been restored to greater than the pre-spill quantity..
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
273,083
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
220,206

*Week ending February 10, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending February 6, 2011

  • A planning session with TVA, Stantec, and Jacobs was conducted to review upcoming work, identify interface
    requirements, and discuss ways to streamline the work.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,981
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
216,367

*Week ending January 27, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending January 30, 2011

  • Stantec delivered design packages for the 90% North Dredge Cell (Dike C) Perimeter Containment and 60% Lateral Expansion Ash Stacking for review.
  • EPA approved the Dike C Buttress Work Plan Segment A.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,892
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
216,123

*Week ending January 27, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending January 23, 2011

  • EPA conducted a quarterly audit of the air monitoring program on January 19 and 20. There were no findings or issues resulting from the audit, and the formal audit report is forthcoming.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,814
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
216,130

*Week ending January 20, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending January 16, 2011

  • Conducted interviews with the firms bidding on the Deep Soil Mixing contract.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,783
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,463

*Week ending January 16, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

 

Week Ending January 9, 2011

  • Ash stacking activities in the Central Dredge Cell placed 20,043 CY which is 4,000 CY above the Baseline.
  • The Skimmer Wall contractor, Aquarius Marine, completed all decontamination of equipment and is leaving the site.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,719
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,463

*Week ending January 6, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending January 2, 2011

  • Ash stacking activities in the Dredge Cell were conducted. Approximately 16,000 cubic yards were stacked which is the baseline requirement.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,553
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,335

*Week ending December 30, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending December 26, 2010

  • Limited ash stacking activities in the Dredge Cell were conducted.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,512
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,087

*Week ending December 16, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending December 19, 2010

  • MACTEC completed their demobilization from the project.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,384
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,087

*Week ending December 16, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending December 19, 2010

  • MACTEC completed their demobilization from the project.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,384
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,087

*Week ending December 16, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending December 12, 2010

  • The initial draft of the On Scene Coordinator Report was submitted for review.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,370
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
215,095

*Week ending December 9, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending December 5, 2010

  • A major milestone was achieved on December 1, 2010, when the last train (train 414) was loaded and transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama, for disposal. A total of over 4 million tons of ash was transported to the landfill.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
4,021,935
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,296
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
214,719

*Week ending December 2, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending November 28, 2010

  • To date, 412 unit trains have been loaded, and approximately 3,985,600 million tons of ash have been transported to
    the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama. It is anticipated that ash shipments to Alabama will end next week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,985,598
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,208
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
211,867

*Week ending November 24, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending November 21, 2010

  • To date, 407 unit trains have been loaded, and over 3.9 million tons of ash have been transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
    • On Wednesday, November 17, the Swan Pond Circle bridge was opened to public traffic, and the underpass haul road was opened to site workers to begin hauling ash from the East Embayment.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,941,416
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,169
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
211,643

*Week ending November 18, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending November 14, 2010

  • To date, 401 unit trains have been loaded, and approximately 3.9 million tons of ash have been transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The Swan Pond Circle Road Bridge was completed and opened to traffic at 9:30 am on Wednesday, November 10..
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,891,191
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,099
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
210,448

*Week ending November 11, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending November 7, 2010

  • To date, 395 unit trains have been loaded, and over 3.8 million tons of ash have been transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • Construction on Segment C resumed with buttressing of the bench area. Approximately 120' of bench was completed. The project is 40% complete.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,837,874
Air Testing Lab Results*
272,024
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
209,563

*Week ending November 4, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending October 31, 2010

  • To date, 389 unit trains have been loaded, and approximately 3.8 million tons of ash have been transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,794,114
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,920
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
207,525

*Week ending October 22, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

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Week Ending October 24, 2010

  • To date, 383 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,732,887 tons of ash transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,732,887
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,878
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
205,095

*Week ending October 22, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending October 17, 2010

  • To date, 377 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,672,320 tons of ash transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The Quality Assurance Project Plan was finalized.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,672,320
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,754
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
195,178

*Week ending October 14, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

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Week Ending October 10, 2010

  • To date, 371 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,593,990 tons of ash transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,671
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
195,587

*Week ending October 7, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

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Week Ending October 3, 2010

  • To date, 364 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,522,180 tons of ash transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • Conducted the first in a series of Educational Initiative classes for more than 500 students at Roane County High School and 100 students at Harriman High School.
  • In an effort to ease congestion in the mornings during heavy school and work traffic periods on Swan Pond Road near the Kingston Ash Recovery Project site, the morning curfew time (when trains are not allowed to cross Swan Pond Road) has been changed to 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,617
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
194,306

*Week ending September 30, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending September 26, 2010

  • To date, 358 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,480,800 tons of ash transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries during the week.
  • Automated samplers have been deployed at two locations in the Clinch River, three locations in the Emory River, and
    in the Swan Pond Embayment Clean Water Ditch in accordance with the NTCRA Surface Water Monitoring Plan.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,564
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
194,306

*Week ending September 23, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending September 12, 2010

  • To date, 345 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,358,690 tons of ash has been transported to the landfill in Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries during the week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,178
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
187,573

*Week ending September 9, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending September 6, 2010

  • To date, 340 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,309,660 tons of ash have been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries during the week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,143
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
187,557

*Week ending September 2, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending August 29, 2010

  • To date, 332 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,230,770 tons of ash have been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries during the week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,043
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
187,557

*Week ending August 26, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending August 22, 2010

  • To date, 326 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,159,800 tons of ash have been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries during the week.
  • ORAU presented the results of the medical screening program. The results did not show any physical health effects related to the fly ash.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results*
271,035
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
185,929

*Week ending August 19, 2010

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending August 15, 2010

  • To date, 319 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,087,700 tons of ash have been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries last week.
  • Conducted briefing and site tour for the Kingston Mayor and some City Council members, newly elected Roane County Executive Ron Woody, State Representatives, and Congressional staff members.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
271,035
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
183,742

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending August 8, 2010

  • The project achieved a milestone last week - over three million (3,000,000) tons of ash has been shipped offsite.
  • To date, 312 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 3,016,600 tons of ash has been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
270,979
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
183,630

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending August 1, 2010

  • To date, 305 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,949,600 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • All dredges have been demobilized and are gone from site.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
270,930
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
181,100

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending July 25, 2010

  • To date, 298 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,876,600 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • Mayse Construction completed most of the utility work on Swan Pond Road and the road was reopened to public
    traffic on July 23, 2010.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
266,695
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
178,645

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending July 18, 2010

  • To date, 291 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,806,400 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • No incidents or injuries this week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
261,938
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
168,321

Note: River dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending July 18 2010

  • To date, 284 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,734,700 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The Deep Soil Mixing Pilot Project contractor, RECON SERVICES, started mobilizing equipment onsite. Drilling is planned to start Wednesday, July 14th.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
0
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
262,019
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
174,223

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending July 4, 2010

  • Site activities shut down for the 4th of July Holiday (July 3 – 5, 2010).
  • Time Critical river dredging was completed on June 28, 2010.
  • Cumulatively, just over 3,520,950 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 278 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,671,800 tons of ash has been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
  • EPA Region 4 personnel performed a quarterly audit of the air monitoring program this week and found no problems.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
1,188
3,520,954
Air Testing Lab Results
253,942
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
168,298

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending June 27, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,520,131 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 273 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,620,500 tons of ash have been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
35,763
3,520,131
Air Testing Lab Results
253,865
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
167,202

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending June 20, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,484,360 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 266 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,548,900 tons of ash has been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
42,134
3,484,368
Air Testing Lab Results
249,737
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
167,254

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending June 13, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,446,990 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 259 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,480,400 tons of ash has been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
31,144
3,446,992
Air Testing Lab Results (as of 6/4/10)
240,176
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
166,245

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending June 6, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,428,100 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 252 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,407,700 tons of ash has been transported to
    Uniontown, Alabama..
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
22,083
3,428,168
Air Testing Lab Results
240,176
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
163,912

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending May 31, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,393,765 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2. Dredging in the Emory River is more than 90% complete.
  • To date, 246 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,337,725 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The Emory River reopened at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 29, 2010.
  • The site was shut down beginning Saturday, May 29th, thru Monday, May 31st, in observance of Memorial Day.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
22,864
3,393,765
Air Testing Lab Results
236,042
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
157,323

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending May 23, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,375,800 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2
  • To date, 240 unit trains have been loaded and approximately 2,286,600 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The Action Memorandum for the Non-Time-Critical Removal Action for the Embayment/Dredge Cell was approved by TVA, EPA, and TDEC and was released to the public on May 18th.
  • A Public Meeting was conducted to discuss the Action Memo and EE/CA Responsiveness Summary.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
62,096
3,375,845
Air Testing Lab Results
231,965
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
156,003

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending May 16, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,321,500 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 233 unit trains have been loaded and just over 2,214,400 tons of ash have been transported to Uniontown,
    Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
53,470
3,321,589
Air Testing Lab Results
227,148
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
154,897

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending May 9, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,268,100 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 226 unit trains have been loaded and just over 2,142,100 tons of ash have been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
  • The river closure date has been extended to May 29, 2010.
  • The CAG meeting was attended on May 6, 2010.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
39,886
3,268,119
Air Testing Lab Results
219,376
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
154,834

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending May 2, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,213,500 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 219 unit trains have been loaded and just over 2,074,000 tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown,
    Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
62,695
3,213,525
Air Testing Lab Results
216,697
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
153,629

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending April 25, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,149,200 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • The project achieved another milestone this week – over two million tons of fly ash have been loaded and transported to Alabama. To date, 212 unit trains have been loaded and just over two million tons of ash has been transported to Uniontown, Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
50,310
3,149,209
Air Testing Lab Results
210,610
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
151,590

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

View Complete Report (PDF)

Week Ending April 18, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,101,290 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 206 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,931,900 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • The Availability Session was held April 13th at the Kingston Outreach Center.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
46,031
3,101,292
Air Testing Lab Results
205,603
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
150,326

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending April 11, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 3,061,700 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 199 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,861,100 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • Received public comments on the EE/CA for the Embayment/Dredge Cell on April 5th, and began preparing responses to comments.
  • Notices were placed in the Roane County News and Shopper for the April 13th Availability Session at the Kingston Outreach Center.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
38,976
2,961,701
Air Testing Lab Results
200,314
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
145,121

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending April 4, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,989,800 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 193 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,802,100 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • Aquarius Marine LLC, the Skimmer Wall debris removal contractor, moved into position at the mouth of the Intake
    Channel and will start exploratory dredging next week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
38,656
2,989,816
Air Testing Lab Results
195,998
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
144,554

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending March 28, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,932,300 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 187 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,749,550 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • A crane accident occurred on March 25th. A Sevenson subcontractor employee in the crane cab was struck by a clamshell scoop on the crane. The worker was transported to the hospital and has recently been released. An investigation is in progress.
  • The Community Involvement Plan Responsiveness Summary was approved and posted to the website.
  • Boat crews completed work at the Bowman’s Bend location along the Tennessee River.
  • As requested by the landowners at the John Knox Campground, road base and gravel was placed along approximately 0.2 miles of the dirt access road at the campground.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
18,933
2,932,300
Air Testing Lab Results
191,834
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
143,278

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending March 21, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,889,150 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 181 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,712,900 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • Began utilizing Ash Track 3 for loading operations. All switching operations of rail cars from the yard to the loading tracks are now occurring from the south side of the plant. There are no switches of rail cars across Swan Pond Road except inbound empty and outbound loaded trains
  • TVA’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project General Manager presented EE/CA information to Rockwood Rotary and
    Roane County Educators.
  • TVA’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project Environmental Manager gave a project update to the Bradley County, TN Chamber of Commerce.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
50,997
2,889,152
Air Testing Lab Results
187,581
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
135,541

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending March 14, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,807,400 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 176 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,634,700 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • No incidents occurred this week.
  • Queen City Railroad completed installation of Track 3 and Norfolk Southern accepted it on March 11, 2010.
  • At the request of the EPA, the Bureau of Reclamation has provided an individual to be onsite to review construction
    activities on the dike.
  • TVA’s Ash Recovery Project General Manager presented EE/CA information to Kingston Lions Club, Harriman
    Rotary, and Bearden Rotary.
  • Conducted March 9th Availability Session at Kingston Outreach Center from 5:30-7 p.m.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
39,625
2,807,410
Air Testing Lab Results
184,234
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
135,895

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending March 7, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,736,960 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 171 unit trains, with a total of approximately, 1,605,730 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • A site wide safety stand down was conducted on Thursday, March 4th and Friday, March 5th. Contractor personnel reviewed work site conditions, Safe Plans of Action, and SORs.
  • Lime stabilization of the ash in the east embayment began with the ash being taken to the west storage area. Rock from the upper portion of the embayment was removed and taken to a construction activity in the dredge cell.
  • A contract was awarded to remove the failed skimmer wall debris. A coordination meeting between with the contractor was held.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
28,424
2,736,960
Air Testing Lab Results
182,441
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
129,467

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending February 28, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,691,736 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 166 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,535,750 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • The TVA General Manager of the Project presented EE/CA information to Harriman Kiwanis Club and the EPA
    representative presented to Harriman Lions Club.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
46,974
2,691,736
Air Testing Lab Results
173,446
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
129,761

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending February 21, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,656,000 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 160 unit trains, with a total of approximately 1,477,760 tons, have been loaded and transported to Alabama.
  • The draft of the Sampling and Analysis Plan for the River system was sent to EPA/TDEC on Monday, February 15th.
  • TVA General Manager of the project reported on the progress of the ash recovery project at the end of one year to the Tennessee joint legislative committee.
  • TVA General Manager of the project presented EE/CA information to two Roane County Senior Citizen groups.
  • Attended and presented site updates to the Roane County Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC).
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
34,392
2,656,150
Air Testing Lab Results
173,912
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
129,710

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending February 14, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,616,150 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 154 trains have been loaded and transported approximately 1,423,550 tons of ash.
  • The northern river closed signs and booms were moved north of Emory River Mile Marker 4.5 in anticipation of dredging in this section of the river.
  • Prepared and mailed letter to residents living on Emory River to publicize the extension of the Emory River closure until May 15th.
  • Prepared EE/CA Fact Sheet for mailing to Roane County residents with information on how to comment on the different alternatives.
  • Guest speaker presented EE/CA information to two Roane State Community College classes, Kingston Optimist Club, and the Roane Alliance Joint Industrial Economic and community Development Board.
  • Met with Rockwood Mayor about approved Foundation funds for Rockwood.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
33,692
2,616,158
Air Testing Lab Results
173,882
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
126,292

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending February 7, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,570,100 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date149 trains have been loaded and transported approximately 1,381,900 tons of ash.
  • The draft Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) is being reviewed.
  • Made final revisions on Community Involvement Plan Responsiveness Summary and sent to EPA; began revising CIP based on comments.
  • Along with EPA and TDEC, met with the Roane County Community Advisory Group.
  • Met with Rockwood officials regarding recently approved Roane County Economic Development Foundation
    projects.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
28,148
2,570,145
Air Testing Lab Results
168,976
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
124,445

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending January 31, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,530,900 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 147 trains have been loaded and 146 have transported approximately 1,355,240 tons of ash.
  • Along with EPA and TDEC, met with the Roane County Community Advisory Group about air sampling data.
  • Held public meeting at Roane County High School.
  • Participated in Roane County High School teleconference with four high school classes from across the state.
  • Delivered information to CAG and Swan Pond Road residents regarding the KIF Plant unit being put into operation.
  • Briefed TVA Senior Management on accelerated dredge plan to achieve completion of time-critical activities by May
    1, 2010.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
70,688
2,530,914
Air Testing Lab Results
167,986
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
127,629

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending January 24, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,448,300 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 144 unit trains have been loaded and transported for a total of approximately 1,331,100 tons.
  • Approval to reach a height of 30 feet in the ballfield was received from EPA.
  • The EE/CA for the Embayment/Dredge Cell was posted for public review on Tuesday, January 19th. Requests for
    extension of the 30-day public comment period were received, and TVA and EPA agreed to extend the public
    comment period another 30 days (until March 20th, 2010).
  • The Responsiveness Summary for the EE/CA Work Plan was finalized and posted to the TVA website on Friday,
    January 22nd, 2010.
  • TVA, EPA, and TDEC met with the Roane County CAG at its rescheduled monthly meeting.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
69,073
2,448,305
Air Testing Lab Results
162,954
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
118,586

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending January 17, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,392,300 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 139 unit trains have been loaded and transported for a total of approximately 1,285,600 tons.
  • An EPA Region 4 audit of TVA field sampling activities was conducted
  • Embayment/Dredge Cell EE/CA was delivered to TVA, EPA and TDEC on Friday, January 15th, and put out for public review.
  • Notified CAG and public officials of January 26, 2010 public meeting and the release of the EE/CA and placed ads in the Roane County News & Shopper for both.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
78,271
2,392,333
Air Testing Lab Results
160,512
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
114,590

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending January 10, 2010

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,323,600 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • To date, 134 unit trains have been loaded and 133 transported for a total of approximately 1,240,500 tons.
  • Mayse Construction, the offsite utilities contractor, started mobilization activities for restoration of the utility lines.
  • Notified public officials, Roane County CAG, and Swan Pond Road residents of third unit being turned on and of iron oxide residue discharge from south stack at KIF.
  • EPA Region 4 will perform a field and data audit at the KIF site the week of January 11th. TVA sampling activities
    will be observed and data packages will be reviewed.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
75,706
2,323,659
Air Testing Lab Results
157,480
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
118,504

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending December 28, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,247,923 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • We have loaded and transported 128 unit trains to date for a total of 1,192,500 tons.
  • Start up of units 6 and 9 occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant this past weekend.
  • No recordable injuries or incidents reported for the week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
31,638
2,247,923
Air Testing Lab Results
157,612
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
117,331

NOTE: Total dredged from the river has been adjusted to include ongoing survey adjustments and all of TransAsh and TVA
reported hydraulic and mechanical dredging to date.

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Week Ending December 20, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,179,000 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • We have loaded and transported 122 unit trains to date for a total of 1,125,600 tons.
  • There were no recordable incidents for the week.
  • Placed a river water automated sampler in the Emory River to help with sampling during high flow events.
  • TVA reported out at the Roane County Long Term Recovery Committee meeting on December 16th.
  • Report to Our Roane County Neighbors, December 2009 was distributed.
  • Conducted site tours and interviews with local/state media outlets showing Site progress after one year.
  • The updated site-wide Kingston Emergency Action Plan was issued.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
58,620
2,179,079
Air Testing Lab Results
147,995
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
109,754

Note: the Surface Water results numbers are less than last week due to an error in counting a group of samples twice last week.

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Week Ending December 13, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,126,500 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Have loaded and transported 115 unit trains to date for a total of 1,051,700 tons.
  • Heavy rains in the valley areas created high conditions and increased flows in the river system. Debris and
    cenospheres have been identified in several areas with the majority of debris located on the far bank of the Emory
    River.
  • Dike C buttress work began on Monday.
  • EPA approved the work plans for the Filter Press and Genesis Installation; Piezometer Installation in Dredge Cell
    Relic Area; Lateral Expansion Construction and Operation; and Rail Yard Modification Construction.
  • Availability Session was held on Tuesday, December 8th.
  • The trackhoe was successfully and safely removed from the Emory River on Thursday, December 10th.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
54,440
2,126,568
Air Testing Lab Results
143,865
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results
116,889

 

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Week Ending December 6, 2009

  • Cumulatively, almost 2,093,000 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Have loaded and transported 110 unit trains to date for a total of just over 1,003,000 tons – a project milestone.
  • No recordable injuries or incidents reported for the week.
  • EPA approved the Work Plan for Dike C reinforcement.
  • Met with the CAG on Thursday night to update them on Site activities.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
84,657
2,092,958
Air Testing Lab Results*
142,167
Surface/Utility Water Lab Results*
110,496

*Effective with this report, air and water results will be indicated by number of lab results reported.

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Week Ending November 29, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 2,007,300 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Have loaded and transported 106 unit trains to date for a total of approximately 961,000 tons.
  • As of Wednesday afternoon, lake levels dropped to 737.38 feet MSL. Crews began looking for ash along the
    exposed river banks – no large amount amounts of ash have been identified.
  • Delivery of sand and rock for the dike reinforcement will begin the week of November 30th.
  • Informed local residents of Kingston Fossil Plant boiler maintenance issues.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
15,387
2,007,377
Air Samples Taken
140,987
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
20,290

 

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Week Ending November 22, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 1,989,800 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Have loaded and transported 103 unit trains to date for a total of approximately 930,500 tons.
  • Dike buttress work is scheduled to begin November 30th.
  • The EE/CA for the dredge cell and embayment were submitted to EPA and TDEC for review.
  • Placed Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow safety banners around site.
  • Steve McCracken was introduced to Harriman City Council.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
67,296
1,989,855
Air Samples Taken
137,949
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
20,442

 

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Week Ending November 15, 2009

  • Cumulatively, just over 1,922,559 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Have loaded and transported 97 unit trains to date for a total of approximately 866,050 tons.
  • Approval to begin the final phase of the east embayment cleanup was received.
  • Held Availability Session with EPA and TDEC for Roane County community.
  • Met with the Community Advisory Group to negotiate the Technical Assistance Plan and agreement.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
80,127
1,940,559
Air Samples Taken
133,273
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
19,356

 

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Week Ending November 8, 2009

  • No OSHA reportable injuries this week.
  • Cumulatively, just over 1,844,000 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Submitted the Draft of Revision 4 of the Site Wide Safety and Health Plan to EPA for review.
  • Have loaded and transported 91 unit trains to date for a total of approximately 809,450 tons.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
95,621
1,844,044
Air Samples Taken
129,840
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
17,969

 

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Week Ending November 1, 2009

  • An EPA safety audit was completed last week and overall feedback from the audit team was positive.
  • Cumulatively, just over 1,748,400 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river and east of Dike 2.
  • Eighty-five (85) unit trains have left the site; approximately 754,100 tons of ash has been disposed of offsite.
  • Contract bids for the offsite utility repair contract are due November 6, 2009 with an award projected before December 3rd.
  • Submitted the revised Technical Assistance Plan.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
134,656
1,748,423
Air Samples Taken
124,243
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
17,891

 

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Week Ending October 25, 2009

  • There were no injuries or reportable releases this week.
  • Cumulatively 1,617,575 cubic yards of ash have been removed from the river.
  • Eighty-one unit trains have left the site; approximately 717,600 tons of ash has been disposed of offsite. Crews
    began using polymer on train cars of ash to absorb water generated during transport.
  • A new 20” dredge was put into service replacing the existing one.
  • A pre-bid meeting for the offsite utility repair contract was held on October 23rd.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
100,280
1,617,817
Air Samples Taken
121,643
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
17,015

 

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Week Ending October 18, 2009

  • One first aid incident occurred when a laborer scraped his arm while working on the new trailer complex.
  • A Reportable Environmental Event (REE) occurred at the south dock when an estimated one quart of petroleum was released from the TVA 14” dredge during its transfer from the river to the ash pond.
  • Total removal of time-critical ash from east of Dike 2 is approximately 1,505,000 cy.
  • Total ash shipped to off-site disposal remained at 687,766 tons.
  • Continuous rain throughout the week significantly impacted all recovery operations.
  • River dredging operations resumed on Monday following suspension of operations on October 8th due to Free Water
    Volume concerns in the ash pond.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
68,607
1,504,833
Air Samples Taken (Through October 4)
116,925
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
16,405

 

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Week Ending October 11, 2009

  • There were no safety incidents for the week.
  • Moved 33,000 cy of ash from east of Dike 2.
  • Issued the RFP for the offsite utility restoration effort.
  • Increased the effort in cleaning out the rim ditch/sluice trench/ash pond. Are evaluating options for removing fines from the system that are hard to handle.
  • Removed about 51,000 cy of ash by dredging through October 7th.
  • Suspended river dredging at 11:15 on October 8th due to ash deposition in the settling pond and the corresponding reduction in Free Water Volume in the pond. The NPDES permit has a requirement to maintain a water volume of 102 million in total in both the settling pond and the stilling pond.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
84,307
1,436,219
Air Samples Taken
116,925
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
16,421

 

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Week Ending October 4, 2009

  • Moved just over 42,000 cy of ash east of Dike 2 to storage or rail cars.
  • Dredged over 73,000 cy of ash from the river through October 2nd.
  • Loaded and transported over 41,000 tons of ash.
  • A data quality objectives workshop was held October 1st with the regulatory agencies to scope out future investigations in the river.
  • A public meeting was held October 1st to inform the public of activities to date.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
115,403
1,405,811
Air Samples Taken
112,056
Surface/Utility Water Samples Taken
16,228

 

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Week Ending September 27, 2009

  • Moved 23,900 cy of ash east of Dike 2 to wet staging areas.
  • Dredged 53,682 cy of ash from the River from September 21 to September 27.
  • Moved 11,690 tons of ash this week to Alabama.
  • The community Action Group (CAG) met with EPA and TVA this week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Time-Critical Ash Removed (Cubic Yards)
77,582
1,301,447
Air Samples Taken
3.138
110,456
Water Samples Taken
100
2,757

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Week Ending September 20, 2009

  • Considerable rain fell beginning September 15th and continued through the week. Flood stage was not
    reached in the Emory.
  • Moved approximately 40,000 cy of ash from September 14-20 east of Dike 2.
  • Dredged 62,214 cy of ash from September 7-13 from the Emory River.
  • Moved 4 unit trains offsite for approximately 39,560 tons of ash.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
62,214
624,231
Air Samples Taken
4,232
107,318
Water Samples Taken
72
2,657

 

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Week Ending September 13, 2009

  • Moved over 35,000 cy of ash from east of Dike 2 to west of Dike 2.
  • Received approval to stage/process wet ash west of Dike 2.
  • Current dredge positioning is requiring the bathymetric survey to be performed 3 to 5 days after excavation.  This week’s dredged volumes will be reported next week.  This will develop a one week lag to allow only surveyed numbers to be reported.
  • Contingency plans have been put in place to support dredging.
  • Transported 7 trains and 70,800 tons of ash offsite.
  • Routine sampling results continue to meet all expectations.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
Next Week
604,000
Air Samples Taken
3,007
105,713
Water Samples Taken
50
2,534

 

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Week Ending September 6, 2009

  • Excavated just under 40,000 cy of ash east of Dike 2 to storage areas west of Dike 2.
  • Loaded and moved 7 unit trains this week for a total of 54 trains to date. Sent two 110-car trains.
  • Bureau of Reclamation, TVA, TDEC, and contractors met to discuss buttressing Dike C. Agreements were reached on elements of the design.
  • Transitioning to new air sampling contractor continues.
  • Dredged approximately 43,900 cy from the river.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
43,940
604,000
Air Samples Taken
3,011
102,706
Water Samples Taken
50
2,534

 

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Week Ending August 30, 2009

  • About 34,200 cy of ash were removed east of Dike 2.
  • Improvements to dredging production were significant later in the week.
  • Transported over 60,000 tons of ash offsite.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
49,330
560,130
Air Samples Taken
3,110
99,695
Water Samples Taken
49
2,484

 

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Week Ending August 23, 2009

  • Construction was completed on the clean water ditch system in Swan Pond Embayment west of Swan Pond Circle Road. Now all water either bypasses the ash or is treated in the settling basins.
  • Moved approximately 24,200 cy of ash east of Dike 2 to storage areas west of Dike 2.
  • Dredged over 28,000 cy for August 17-20 from the river.
  • Loaded and transported over 53,000 tons of ash (6 trains) from the site.
  • No safety incidents to report this week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
28,266
511,800
Air Samples Taken
3,342
96,585
Water Samples Taken
76
2,435

 

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Week Ending August 16, 2009

  • Moved approximately 20,000 cy of ash from east of dike 2 to site storage areas.
  • Began 24-hr dredging operation again. Contractor evaluating ways to improve production. Approximately 10,000 cubic yards removed.
  • Completed demobilization of TransAsh.
  • Loaded and transported 6 unit trains (about 53,000 tons).
  • Shaw Environmental has been released to take over air monitoring.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
10,435
483,581
Air Samples Taken
5,512
93,243
Water Samples Taken
78
2,359

 

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Week Ending August 9, 2009

  • Moved approximately 21,000 cy of ash from east of Dike 2.
  • Completed installation of the 1,800 feet of sheet piling along the rim ditch and of the sheet pile weirs.
  • Restarted river dredging. Volumes will be estimated based on bathymetric survey information from now on and will be reported behind the weekly schedule.
  • Completed baseline bathymetric survey.
  • Loaded and moved 7 unit trains (roughly 63,000 tons of ash).
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
0
473,146
Air Samples Taken
4,620
87,731
Water Samples Taken
84
2,281

 

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Week Ending August 2, 2009

  • The clean water ditch in the east embayment was completed.
  • Moved 13,000 cubic yards of ash from east of Dike 2 to the ash loading area.
  • Began installation of sheet piling along rim ditch to stabilize the shore as well as weirs in the ditch to control hydraulics.
  • Continued major dredging mobilization activity.
    Transported approximately 43,000 cubic yards of ash offsite.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
0
473,146
Air Samples Taken
3,962
83,111
Water Samples Taken
68
2,197

 

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Week Ending July 26, 2009

  • Moved just under 15,000 cubic yards of ash from east of Dike 2 to disposal or storage areas.
  • Suspended dredging activities to begin Rim Ditch Stabilization activities. Removed about 3,000 cubic
    yards of ash prior to suspension.
  • First of two new large river dredges was placed in the water while the second arrived by water.
  • Loaded and moved five 85-car trains this week. Landfill unloaded 44,200 tons of ash.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
3,018
473,146
Air Samples Taken
2,974
79,148
Water Samples Taken
69
2,129

 

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Week Ending July 19, 2009

  • Began moving ash out of the East Embayment to the new storage area West of Dike 2.
  • Developed the design necessary to stabilize the rim ditch.
  • Removed approximately 52,300cubic yards of ash from the River.
  • Moved five 85-car trains to Alabama.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
52,276
470,128
Air Samples Taken
4,827
76,174
Water Samples Taken
98
2,060

 

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Week Ending July 12, 2009

  • Removed over 60,000 cubic yards of ash from the river via dredging.
  • Removed over 22,000 cubic yards east of Dike 2.
  • Began preparing a new approved temporary storage area west of Dike 2.
  • Shipped approximately 34,000 tons of ash via rail offsite.
  • TSS levels in the discharge from the embayment have dropped from 600-9000 mg/L to around 10 mg/L since the settling basins were put in operation last week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
60,353
417,852
Air Samples Taken
5,718
71,347
Water Samples Taken
76
1,962

 

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Week Ending July 5, 2009

  • Moved roughly 26,000 cubic yards of ash east of Dike 2 to the ash storage area.
  • The clean water ditch is now open to the river.
  • Gave a notice to proceed to Sevenson Environmental Services to dredge ash out of the river long-term.
  • Removed nearly 38,000 cubic yards from the river by both hydraulic and mechanical dredging.
  • Loaded and sent out two unit trains of ash to Alabama for disposal.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
37,694
357,499
Air Samples Taken
3,696
65,545
Water Samples Taken
74
1,886


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Week Ending June 28, 2009

  • Moved just under 32,000 cubic yards of ash east of Dike 2 to the ash processing area.
  • Dredged 58,700 cubic yards of ash from the river. For six days of operation, generation just over 15,000 cubic yards of ash a day from both operations.
  • eld a scoping workshop with regulatory agencies to define the path forward for making non-time critical removal actions decisions.
  • ork zones are being delineated and support services being put in place to allow the site to be operated as a Hazwoper site next week.
  • Held a public meeting on June 23rd to listen to public concerns.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
58,692
327,692
Air Samples Taken
3,845
61,933
Water Samples Taken
95
1,812

 

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Week Ending June 21, 2009

  • Significant progress has been made in constructing the clean water ditch.
  • Moved 30,000 cubic yards of ash from east of Dike 2 to the ash processing area.
  • Removed approximately 39,000 cubic yards of ash from the river. Between both ash removal activities, just under 10,000 cubic yards of ash a day has been removed.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
39,000
269,000
Air Samples Taken
4,380
58,092
Water Samples Taken
95
1,717

 

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Week Ending June 14, 2009

  • Moved approximately 11,000 cubic yards of dry ash east of Dike 2 onto the ash processing area.
  • Dredged approximately 24,000 cubic yards of ash from the river.
  • All field activities to assess the Dike C stability are complete.
  • Railroad spur Track #2 is complete as is the turnout off the main rail.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
24,200
230,000
Air Samples Taken
3,095
53,712
Water Samples Taken
88
1,622

 

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Week Ending June 7, 2009

  • Working extended hours and re-evaluating the engineering design on the interim drainage system to expedite completion of this work.
  • Dredged approximately 23,600 cubic yards of river ash and 2,000 cubic yards of pond ash.
  • Letters of intent to award were issued to loading, transportation, and disposal contractors.
  • Repair of the riprap along Dike C was completed.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
23,600
199,000
Air Samples Taken
2,301
50,617
Water Samples Taken
65
1,534

 

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Week Ending May 31, 2009

  • Recovered just under 20,000 cubic yards of ash from the river.
  • TVA 14” dredge is undergoing preparation for movement to the river.
  • Track #2 (rail spur) is complete up to the guard shack.
  • Best and final offers received and evaluated for loading and disposal.
  • Tree removal and hole repair on Dike C completed. Stability analysis results for Dike C presented with a safety factor of 1.45.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
19,500
176,000
Air Samples Taken
2,398
48,188
Water Samples Taken
62
1,469

 

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Week Ending May 24, 2009

  • The ash stilling pond dredging was initiated and approximately 3,000 cubic yards removed.
  • Held a briefing on the root cause analysis for the TDEC technical team on May 21st in Nashville.
  • About 18,000 cubic yards of river ash was removed from the Emory River.
  • Received EPA approval on 5 minor work plans; rail spur, rail car offloading, barge area offload, ash movement east of Dike 2, and movement of yellow dredge.
  • Submitted draft safety and health plan and time critical removal action memorandum to EPA.
  • Work progressing on schedule on the rail spur construction. Nearly 800 feet of rail and ties have been positioned for installation.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
17,900
156,000
Air Samples Taken
2,123
45,918
Water Samples Taken
59
1,407

 

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Week Ending May 17, 2009

  • Completed bathymetric survey on the Emory River. Results are undergoing review and will be available the week of May 18th.
  • First draft of the dredging time critical action memorandum completed.
  • Queen City mobilized to site and began rail spur construction.
  • All rail transportation tests completed successfully with offloading of rail cars at disposal sites this week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
14,000
138,000
Air Samples Taken
1,370
43,795
Water Samples Taken
42
1,288

 

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Week Ending May 10, 2009

  • The wet weather slowed activities on the Storm Water Management system.
  • 5-year flood on the Emory River released cenospheres that were entrained with upstream debris. Extra equipment and staff were brought on board to support downstream river cleanup.
  • The high water damaged river equipment and limited river dredging quantities to 4,000 cubic yards.
  • Another 12,000 cubic yards was removed from the Ash Pond.
  • A land and rail transportation test was held under a variety of weather conditions. Much was learned about ash containment needs in the rail cars.
  • The design of the rail spur began and is nearly complete.
  • Community interviews began by interviewing elected officials this week.
Key Statistics This Week Cumulative
Ash Dredged From River (Cubic Yards)
4,334
106,000
Air Samples Taken
1,940
42,425
Water Samples Taken
42
1,288

 

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