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TVA ash to be left in river, plan says

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By Damon Lawrence

The residual ash in the Clinch and lower Emory rivers will be dealt with through natural river processes and continued long-term monitoring. 
“It was based on extensive research, including human health and ecological risk assessments, and aligns with the majority of public comments received on the EE/CA (Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis) alternatives,” TVA said in a news release. “The selection was also approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.”


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