The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to an open house on a proposed Environmental Investigation Plan at the site of its former Watts Bar Fossil Plant near Spring City.
The session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Sweetwater City Hall Board Room in Sweetwater.
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 sites where plants no longer operate or exist. Watts Bar Fossil Plant was demolished in 2011.
This is not related to the operation of TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
The Watts Bar 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 Watts Bar site.
The EIP can be viewed online via the website link provided below. The public comment period began on Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 19.
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 TDECorder@tva.gov; and online at www.tva.com/WBFEIPcomments. Comments must be received by the end of the comment period, Oct. 19.
Note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.
For additional information visit www.tva.com/WattsBarEIP.