TVA shares public comments on Bull Run coal ash storage

The Tennessee Valley Authority will post a report of public, federal and state comments regarding a future dry storage area for ash and other coal combustion residuals next to TVA’s Bull Run Fossil Plant near Clinton, Tenn. The report focuses on the proposed scope of an upcoming environmental impacts study regarding building that new storage.

TVA compiled the public comments, as well as those from federal and state agencies, into a scoping document which identifies the issues and alternatives to be considered as part of the Environmental Impact Statement.

A draft EIS is expected to be released for public comment in summer 2016, followed by the final report in 2017.

Bull Run Fossil Plant has state-of-the-art air pollution controls and is one of TVA’s coal plants that will continue to operate in the future.

A final decision on proceeding with construction and operations of the new storage area will depend on a number of factors, including the results of the EIS, engineering and risk evaluations, and financial considerations.

The scoping report and information on TVA’s active environmental review projects is available at http://www.tva.com/environment/reports/index.htm

To request a printed copy of the scoping report, contact Anita E. Masters, Project Environmental Planning, NEPA Project Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, Mail Stop BR 4A, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 or email at aemasters@tva.gov.