TVA and EPA to Discuss River Restoration Near Kingston
May 10, 2012
KINGSTON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are inviting the public to the fifth in a series of six workshops on the restoration of the river system affected by the December 2008 fly ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn.
The workshops provide information on the River System Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis Report on the Kingston recovery project. The report will be released for public comment this summer. In this fifth workshop on May 17, information on the ecological risk assessment process and development of general response actions will be discussed.
The workshops are being held at Roane State Community College, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tenn., at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The schedule for the remaining two sessions is as follows:
- May 17, 2012: Workshop 5 – Ecological Risk Assessment process and development of General Response Actions
- June 7, 2012: Workshop 6 – Evaluation of Removal Alternatives
This workshop is scheduled to run for one hour in the Faculty Dining Room near the cafeteria. Directions to the cafeteria are located at the entrance to the college. Signs will be placed in the cafeteria to direct attendees to the appropriate room.
If you have questions, please call TVA's Community Outreach staff at 865-806-7688.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000