TVA to close outreach center

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By The Staff

The TVA Outreach Center on Kentucky Street in Kingston will close next month.

TVA opened the center in January 2009 to give residents a place to report concerns about the fly ash catastrophe at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

“The outreach center staff has served more than 1,700 families and has received hundreds of inquiries,” TVA said in an e-mail to the Roane County Community Advisory Group.

However, from October 2010 through Monday, TVA said, 17 calls or visits were made to the center. Six of those were unrelated to the disaster cleanup.

“Due to a decreasing number of visitors and inquiries overall, TVA is transitioning the outreach center to a phone center only on March 15,” TVA said. “The physical location will close on that date.”

TVA said people will be able to report their issues and concerns by calling 717-1635.