TVA Begins Public Process for Future Ash Storage at Bull Run

May 21, 2015

CLINTON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

TVA is proposing to build a new dry storage area on TVA property next to the plant to provide greater capacity for managing coal combustion products at Bull Run. TVA is seeking public comments on an environmental review of the project

Bull Run Fossil Plant, which has state-of-the-art air pollution controls, is expected to play a continuing role in TVA’s coal-fired generating fleet. The Bull Run storage project is consistent with TVA’s commitment to convert all wet coal combustion product storage systems to dry systems.

To ensure that the full range of issues and resources are addressed, TVA invites comment on the scope of the environmental impact statement. The Notice of Intent document and comment form can be found at http://www.tva.com/environment/reports/index.htm.

TVA will accept written comments electronically and by conventional mail from May 21 to July 6, 2015.

Written comments should be sent to Anita E. Masters, Project Environmental Planning, NEPA Project Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., Mail Stop BR 4A, Chattanooga, TN, 37402. Comments also may be submitted on the project website at http://www.tva.com/environment/reports/index.htm or by email at aemasters@tva.gov.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

Contact

Scott Brooks
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

tvainfo@tva.gov
(865) 632-7453
Knoxville, TN