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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Site Update

To Roane County Community Advisory Group
April 09, 2010

Low altitude flyover at TVA Kingston Fossil Plant
On Friday, April 9, 2010, a low altitude flyover will be conducted by helicopter at the Kingston Fossil Plant.  The purpose of the flyover is for TVA to update its aerial imagery of the site. 

Storm water samples for March 26, 2010
As requested by Mrs. Timm on March 28, attached are the storm water results for rain event samples collected on March 26, 2010.  Mrs. Timm also requested results for the samples collected on March 28 which have not been received.  As soon as we have them they will be forwarded to the CAG.

Temporary blockages at Swan Pond Road railroad crossing
As we previously advised the CAG, Norfolk Southern (NS) began routine maintenance of its tracks near the Kingston Fossil Plant today.  Without advance notice from NS, due to the track maintenance, some of the empty rail cars being delivered to the Kingston Ash Recovery Project had to be decoupled to be brought onto the site.  This required temporary blockages of the Swan Pond Road railroad crossing while the railcars were being moved. 

In addition, a short occurred in the  electrical circuit that controls the arms at the crossing.  TVA police were notified as soon as possible when the malfunction occurred and directed traffic around the arms.   We apologize for any inconvenience experienced due to the delays and for the lack of advance notification to the community.  We have requested NS to provide us with advance notice in the future when they become aware that these types of disruptions may occur.  

NS will discontinue this maintenance work today and resume on Monday.  They expect to complete this phase of the work by next week but will return to the area in May to finish the next phase.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katie Kline or me.

Jane Greenwalt
Project Manager, Community Outreach
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kingston Ash Recovery Project
Office:  865.717.1645

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