This site will post communications directed to the Roane Community Advisory Group (CAG) as they are received in order to keep the community affected by the TVA ash dike failure fully informed.

General information regarding the CAG and relevant public documents are posted at the CAG website.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Official to the CAG from TVA

To members of the CAG,

Kingston Fossil Plant plans to continue maintenance work on units 6 – 9 this Friday, November 27, in order to bring units back into normal operations in the near future.

As winter weather sets in, cold temperatures can have a negative effect on plant equipment. To maintain equipment in the best working order, units are running water through the boiler tubes and heating them by burning oil. Because TVA will also perform some testing on its scrubber, the new scrubber stack will be used and a plume will be visible.

TVA found some particulate material in the plant parking lot after operating the units to perform maintenance activities on Tuesday, Nov. 24. To minimize any releases of particulates, TVA is inspecting and cleaning ductwork and fans on the units.

TVA is analyzing samples of the material found in the plant parking lot and expects to know the composition this week.

As we continue this work and return the plant to normal operations, we will ensure the public is informed.

Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks,

Katie Kline

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