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TVA invites public comments on dry ash storage

News | April 3, 2017 | By:

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment to convert from wet to dry storage of coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at its Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Ky.

A public open house will be held April 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT at Muhlenberg North Middle School in Greenville, Ky.

TVA’s preferred alternative is to implement the following projects:

  • construct and operate a new fly ash gypsum dewatering facility
  • construct and operate a new dry fly ash conversion system
  • construct and operate a new CCR landfill
  • close the gypsum pond disposal complex
  • close the 2A/2B Boiler Slag Pond
  • close the Peabody Ash Pond

In 2009, TVA committed to end wet coal ash and gypsum storage and convert to dry storage at all its fossil plants, including Paradise. These proposed actions will help TVA meet its goal and comply with state and federal regulations.

To learn more about the options considered and provide comments, go online to Comments on the Draft EA must be received no later than April 27, 2017. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection. You may submit your comments online, email them to, or mail them to Ashley Pilakowski, NEPA Specialist, 400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D, Knoxville, TN 37902.

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