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.

Friday, March 5, 2010

TVA Responds to CAG Questions

To Roane County Community Advisory Group

March 5, 2010

The following is an update on site activities and answers to some of the questions posed by members of the CAG to TVA at its the March 4, 2010 meeting.

1. In answer to the question about the number of daily hours routinely worked by site employees, the number of hours worked each day by site employees are decided by each contractor supervisor, in consultation with individual employees. The supervisor evaluates the employees fitness for duty and determines the number of hours they are capable of working. The Kingston Ash Recovery Project expects to implement a requirement that employees who want to work more than 60 hours per week must get the approval of their supervisor. The supervisor will consider the request based on the evaluation of the employee’s fitness for duty.

2. The CAG requested maps showing the Vibracore sampling locations. When the Dredge Plan has been finalized and a copy provided to the CAG it will contain the information regarding these sampling locations.

3. In response to complaints that the TVA Police are harassing citizens taking photographs “. . . while on public right of way and private property.” The rules followed by the TVA Police officers mostly relate the safety of the public and are related to:

· People on TVA property – i.e. trespassing especially on the purchased property

· People standing and or parking on the roadway {SP Road or SP Circle Road} – after it has been posted, by Roane County, not to stop or stand

· People on private property i.e., Swan Pond Church, inside the cemetery. The church requested that the TVA Police watch this area because they did not want people inside the cemetery.

We have reminded TVA Police of these rules, but please, in the future, contact us immediately if something happens.

4. The TEOM air monitors have been ordered and are to be delivered within the next month. The advantage of this type of air monitoring is that it provides hourly measurements without requiring samples to be collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

5. We are continuing to work on the 3-D imaging requested by the CAG for its March 15, 2010, public meeting and are expecting their completion by the end of next week.

If you have questions please give Katie or me a call.

Jane Greenwalt

Project Manager, Community Outreach

Tennessee Valley Authority

Kingston Ash Recovery Project

Office: 865.717.1645

Cell: 865.806.7688

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