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, September 9, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group September 09, 2010

·         Memorial ceremony in remembrance of 09/11
TVA Kingston employees will hold a memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, September 10, at in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001, tragedy.  The ceremony will take place on the lawn in front of the Kingston Fossil Plant office building.  The Kingston and Harriman Police and Fire Departments, the Roane County Sheriff’s Department and the TVA Police are invited guests and, if schedules permit,  the Harriman VFW Military Honor Guard will bestow full military honors for those who lost their lives that day and those military members who lost their lives in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

·         Update on restoration and enhancements of utilities
o   Installation of the Harriman effluent line is complete and is scheduled to be tested next week before its transfer to the City.  
o   The installation of all utility lines up to the Swan Pond Circle bridge, including the Hassler Mill Road lines, will be completed next week.
o   In case travelers along Swan Pond Road saw a small geyser this afternoon near the ash recovery site trailers, here’s why.  In the process of testing the utility lines that run along the Road, a hose ruptured on the water line of the truck that was filling the lines creating a geyser of water shooting into the air from the pressurized line.   The hose was quickly repaired and the geyser was gone as soon as the pressure in the line dropped.   

·         Skimmer wall reconstruction scheduled to begin next week
The debris removal necessary to begin work on the skimmer wall that was destroyed by the ash spill is finished.  The reconstruction of the skimmer wall will begin next week and is scheduled to be complete by the first of December. 

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

Jane Greenwalt
Project Manager, Community Outreach
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kingston Ash Recovery Project
Office:  865.717.1645
Cell:  865.806.7688