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.

Friday, November 5, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group November 5, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group
November 5, 2010

In response to questions posed by members of the CAG to TVA in preparation for the subject meeting, the following answers were provided.

Q.  Amount of ash left in Emory River

A.  Leo and Craig have covered this multiple times and a link was sent to the CAG to view the areas of the river with ash. There has been no change and the river EE/CA will address any remaining ash in the river.  TVA has agreed to conduct a shoreline assessment of ash over the winter.
Q.  Treated sewage water discharge status in Emory River
A.   TDEC was notified last week by Harriman Utility contractor that the plant has connected to the repaired 20" effluent line and is now discharging to their permitted discharge point. 
Q.  Status of extra rail crossings on Swan Pond Rd after ash removed to Alabama
A.  Following the end of time critical ash shipping, the extra rail crossing will not be used, but there is not a plan to remove it at this time.
Q.  Update on completion of train shipments to Alabama
A.  Shipping of time critical ash will end in early December.
Q.  Status of bridge opening
A.  The bridge is projected to open no later than Wednesday, November 10, due to delay of the guardrail company.
Q.  Status on pilot project of the barrier wall
A.  The report was emailed to the CAG on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.  A Request for Proposal has been issued for a contractor to perform the Deep Soil Mixing Project.  Bids are to be submitted by November 22, 2010.
Q.  When will the next public meeting be held (before or after holidays)?
A.  After the holidays - early 2011
Q.  Estimated date for completion on the OSC report that is being drafted?
A.  March, 2011
Q.  Structural integrity evaluation for East Dike will come out when?
A.  The East Dike structural integrity evaluation is currently being reviewed by TVA.  Following that, it will be submitted to the regulators, and once it’s approved, it will be made available to the public.
Q.  Were there any samples taken during the latest storm events and when will those results be made public?  
A.  Samples were taken for both the October 24th and 26th storm events.  These will be posted with other surface water data approximately 30 days after the samples were taken.
Q.  Plans for repaving Swan Pond Rd, Swan Pond Circle Rd, and Hassler Mill Road
A.  Late Spring of 2011.  The roads have extensive patching, but if we wait until late spring 2011, much of the heavy truck traffic will be finished, the patches from the utility and other work will have time to settle, and winter impacts will be over. 
Q.  Expectations on the amount of continued dump-truck and heavy equipment traffic in the area
A.  TVA committed to no more than 50 trucks a day and we are sticking to that. A best guess average per day is 30 - 35, but there are days we will be over and under that number.
Q.  Any comments or feedback from TVA relating to requests presented by residents at the Sept 21st   Swan Pond Community Town Hall Meeting
A.  No more than what we said then.  We still have a lot of work to do, however, we will certainly take the community’s feedback into consideration for any future plans.
Additional information provided to the CAG:

Restart of the Scrubber
In response to a question from CAG member Steve Scarbrough concerning the start up of the scrubber following the planned outage, Fossil Plant management is continuing to identify maintenance items and after that will finalize the schedule.  The date for the restart of the scrubber will be provided as soon as the schedule is complete.

No Hunting Signs to be Posted

Due to safety concerns for nearby Kingston site remediation workers, beginning Monday, November 8, “NO HUNTING” will be allowed on the island out from Dike C during the 2010-2011 Waterfowl Hunting Season, and signs reflecting this will be posted.  TVA does not want any of the workers performing buttressing work on Dike C to be the recipient of an errant bullet.  Signs posted on the island will notify the constructors of the duck blinds located there that they should remove them by December 1 or TVA will remove them.

Coast Guard Resets Permanent Channel Markers

The U. S. Coast Guard removed temporary channel markers and reset the permanent channel markers in the Emory River today up to about ERM 3.

Ash Pile Near Swan Pond Circle By-pass
Ash was temporarily stacked near the by-pass road so that a near-by trench could be cleaned out. It will be moved back and flattened out over the weekend, if not before.

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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