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.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Safety Blitz to Stop Traffic

To Roane County Community Advisory Group
April 13, 2010

Norfolk Southern plans “Safety Blitz”
On Wednesday, April 14, Norfolk Southern (NS) Railway will conduct a “Safety Blitz” near the Kingston Fossil Plant as part of Operation Lifesaver.  NS and TVA police will briefly stop traffic at various locations along Swan Pond Road, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to assist the local NS safety committee in distributing safety literature to motorists.

Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit, international, continuing public education program established to end collisions, deaths and injuries at places where roadways cross train tracks and on railroad rights-of-way.  For more information on Operation Lifesaver you can visit the Website at

Five hundred birdhouses to be installed 
Five hundred  tree swallow birdhouses that were built and purchased locally, will soon be installed at various locations near the river.  Tree swallows are excellent birds to use to evaluate ecological effects of the ash on wildlife since they consume insects from the river, are attracted to the birdhouses and return to them every year.  

Storm water samples for March 28, 2010
Attached are the storm water sampling results for March 28, 2010, as requested by Mrs. Timm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Katie Kline or me at 865-717-1645.

Jane Greenwalt
Project Manager, Community Outreach
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kingston Ash Recovery Project

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