Statement by TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore on December 22, 2008.
Protecting the public, our employees, and the environment is TVA’s primary concern as we supply electric power for the people of Tennessee Valley region. We deeply regret that a dike for ash containment at our Kingston Fossil Plant failed, resulting in an ash slide and damage to nearby homes.
We are grateful no injuries have been reported, and we will take all appropriate actions to assist those affected by this situation.We appreciate the continuing efforts of local and state agencies, as well as TVA employees, to respond to this situation quickly and efficiently.
Our intense effort to respond effectively will continue 24/7 for the foreseeable future with the safety of the public our top priority.