TVA seeks public input on coal residual storage at Cumberland coal plant
Published by Harleigh Hobbs,
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input on plans to change the way coal ash and other coal combustion residuals are stored at Cumberland coal-fired power plant in Stewart County, Tennessee, US.
TVA is considering options for a new dry storage landfill to receive future CCR produced at the plant as well as options for closing the bottom ash and main ash ponds on site. The authority is also evaluating the potential impacts of building a dewatering facility to remove moisture from the bottom ash stream.
These projects support TVA’s goal to eliminate wet handling of CCR storage across its system while meeting state and federal requirements, including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s CCR Rule.
TVA will hold an open house for the public on Monday 12 December to gather input on the scope of a proposed environmental impact statement for the CCR Management project at Cumberland. The public comment period will remain open through 6 January 2017.
The EIS will look at potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of various alternatives for the future handling and storage of CCR at Cumberland.
A portion of this EIS will be governed by the results of TVA’s 2016 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that analysed methods for closing CCR impoundments at TVA fossil plants and identified specific screening and evaluation factors to help frame its assessment of closures at any of its facilities.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/power/09122016/tva-seeks-public-input-on-coal-residual-storage-at-cumberland-coal-plant/
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