TVA Requests Public Comment on Kingston Ash Spill Recovery Documents
Aug. 26, 2009
KINGSTON, Tenn - TVA has made available planning and work documents, used to recover the Kingston ash spill site, for public comment at its reading rooms at the Outreach Center and the local library in Kingston.
The Administrative Record, where all the documents are located, is a collection of documents including inspection reports, test results and work plans used to make decisions about the site. As part of the recovery process under the Comprehensive Environmental Recovery, Compensation and Liability Act, TVA must make available for public comment all of the documents approved by both the state of Tennessee and the Environmental Protection Agency.
One of the documents for review is the Action Memorandum, which describes the ash removal actions at the site. These actions include dredging ash from the Emory River, processing the ash, and disposal of the ash in an appropriate landfill. The state and EPA approved this document in early August.
“The comment period lasts for 30 days and TVA wants everyone who is interested in the cleanup of the Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill to look at these documents and provide comments to TVA,” said Anda Ray, TVA senior vice president, Office of Environment & Research. “We encourage the public’s participation as we continue to clean up the ash spill site.”
The public can submit comments in writing to: TVA, P.O. Box 40, Kingston, TN 37763-0040 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. The public comment period ends on September 30, after which TVA will prepare a Responsiveness Summary responding to all pertinent comments received. The Responsiveness Summary will be placed in the Administrative Record when available.
Administrative Record documents can be read at the TVA Outreach Center, 509 N. Kentucky St., Kingston, TN or the Kingston Public Library, 1400 Bradford Way, Kingston, TN, or on TVA’s Web site at www.tva.com/kingston. Within the next few weeks, TVA will also have all documents electronically available at the Harriman Public Library.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
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