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TVA, EPA to discuss water restoration during workshops

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The next in a series of workshops on the restoration of the river system affected by the December 2008 fly ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County will be on May 3.

The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting the workshops, which are intended to provide information on the River System Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis Report on the Kingston recovery project.

In this workshop, aquatic test results will be discussed.

This and subsequent workshops will be at 6:30 p.m. on the main campus of Roane State Community College on 276 Patton Lane.

Presentation of data from benthic macro-invertebrates, turtles, mammals, and plants will be the topic of the May 3 workshop.

The workshops are scheduled to run for one hour in the Walden Ridge Dining Room next to the bookstore off the cafeteria.

Other workshops planned include:

• May 17 — Ecological Risk Assessment process and development of General Response Actions (Note: This workshop will be in the faculty dining room.)

• June 7 — Evaluation of Removal Alternatives

Call TVA’s Community Outreach staff at 806-7688 for details.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average.

TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.