TVA Invites Public to Open House on Environmental Investigation at Allen Fossil Plant

October 29, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to an open house on a proposed Environmental Investigation Plan at its former Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee.  

The session will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at the Shelby Bluff Center, T.O. Fuller State Park, 1500 W. Mitchell Road in Memphis.

TVA is developing the plan and seeking public comment following direction from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation regarding coal ash and other coal combustion residuals stored at TVA’s coal plants in Tennessee, including those which no longer produce electricity.

The Allen Fossil Plant EIP provides details on how TVA plans to investigate and assess the extent of impacts to soil, surface water and groundwater from the management and disposal of CCR at the Allen site. The EIP is being done at the same time as an ongoing arsenic groundwater remedial investigation at the site. TVA’s interim corrective actions for addressing the arsenic issue are currently under consideration by TDEC.

The EIP can be viewed online via the website link provided below. The public comment period began on October 15 and runs through Nov. 28, 2018.

Comments on the plan can be submitted in writing at: TN Commissioner’s Order Comment, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St. BR 4A, Chattanooga, TN 37402; in person at the open house; via email at; and online at Comments must be received by the end of the comment period, Nov. 28, 2018.

Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

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