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, April 28, 2010

To the Roane County CAG April 28, 2010

To the Roane County CAG
April 28, 2010

Utility restorations continues
Utility restorations continue along Hassler Mill Road to the Spring House, along U.S. 70 between I-40 and U.S. 70, along Swan Pond Circle Road, and from Hassler Mill to Frost Hollow Road. Work to build a construction road for heavy equipment that will be used for utility restoration began this week along the hillside, parallel to the railroad tracks, across from the north entrance to the recovery project site  This work will not impact travel. All utility restoration work is on track to be finished early this summer.

Dredge Plan Addendum-Completion of Time Critical Removal Action 
The approved Dredge Plan Addendum is now available on the TVA Kingston website.  On March 5, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) issued a memorandum documenting the final dredge depth defined by the time-critical removal action.  The three primary purposes of the addendum are to (a) document the objectives of the time-critical removal action and define the completion of the action in the river and the embayments east of Dike 2, (b) provide a decision-making process for reaching agreement where no further time-critical action is required or where the time-critical removal is complete, and (c) describe the ash removal operations including the remaining tasks, equipment, and schedule required to complete the time-critical removal action in the Emory River and east of Dike 2.

Mike Scott Leaving Kingston Ash Recovery Project
Friday, April 30, will be Mike Scott’s last official day with the Kingston Ash Recovery Project.  Mike has served as Deputy Manager of the recovery project since January 4, 2009.  He will assume new responsibilities as General Manager of Engineering Support Services in the TVA River Operations organization in Chattanooga.

Equipment Testing on Scrubber Continues
You may see a plume from the scrubber on several days over the next weeks as the plant continues to test equipment in order to ready the scrubber for operation.  No date is specified for its start-up, but we will be sure to notify you in advance of that happening.

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

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

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