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, October 28, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group October 28, 2010

Time Critical Ash Disposal
To date, 386 unit trains have transported approximately  3.7 million tons of ash to the Arrowhead Landfill in Uniontown.  Shipping is expected to be complete by the end of November. 

Update on Swan Pond Circle Bridge
The Swan Pond Circle Road Bridge will be open for public use on or before November 8, 2010.  We had hoped not to do this, but on Tuesday November 2, it will be necessary to close Swan Pond Circle Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to connect the east end of the underpass to Swan Pond Circle Road and to excavate, grade and apply asphalt.  This will require traffic to detour around the area during these hours.  On Wednesday, November 3, we will intermittently close this section of road during 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to install the final asphalt layers, guardrails and shoulders.   After we open the Swan Pond Circle Road Bridge, we will begin removal of the by-pass road.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we continue to restore the areas impacted by the spill.

Air Quality Audit
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, performed a quarterly audit of the Kingston Ash Recovery Project air monitoring program the week of October 18.  No items requiring immediate attention were identified.  A full audit report is forthcoming.

Skimmer Wall Reconstruction
Concrete is expected to be poured this week for the second of three caissons for the reconstruction of the skimmer wall.  The original skimmer wall was destroyed during the ash spill.  The skimmer wall serves two purposes.  It blocks debris from entering the plant intake and allows cool water to enter for use in plant processes.

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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