Initial Emergency Response Actions For The Kingston Fossil Plant Ash Dike Failure
Watts Bar Reservoir, Roane County, Tennessee
On February 13, 2009, TVA completed an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact for the emergency actions that have been undertaken in response to the December 22, 2008, ash dike failure at its Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee. Specific actions addressed in the EA include repair and restoration of railroad and roadway, installation of temporary rock structures, stabilization of the slide area, demolition of damaged homes, clean up of debris, and collection of cenospheres.
Other emergency actions, as well as the long-term restoration and remediation of the affected area, are being addressed in separate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. The actions covered in the EA fall under the emergency provisions in the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations found in 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500,specifically Section 1506.11. TVA followed the CEQ guidance for Preparing Focused, Concise, and Timely Environmental Assessments in preparing the EA.
For more information or to receive a printed copy of the documents, contact:
David W. Robinson, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, LP-5U
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Phone: 423-751-2502; Fax: 865-632-3451