TVA Submits Corrective Action Plan for Ash Spill Recovery

(Environment News Service 3-9-09) The Tennessee Valley Authority last week submitted to state and federal agencies its corrective action plan for cleaning up the Emory River and surrounding lands and waters following the massive coal ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant December 22, 2008.This plan proposes how TVA will remove ash from the Emory River channel and store it temporarily at the Kingston plant site until a final disposal plan has been developed and approved. Removing the ash from the channel will help reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and mitigate impacts to aquatic life.