Monday, May 31, 2010

Approved Cleanup Plan for TVA Coal Ash Site, by E.P.A.

"News Releases by Date: EPA Approves Cleanup Plan for Remaining Coal Ash at TVA Kingston Site." Release Date 05/18/2010. Contact Davina Marraccini @ (404) 562-8293,

On May 18, 2010 the EPA approved the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) selected cleanup plan for the next phase of ash removal at the TVA Kingston site in Roane County, TN.

The outline of the plan are as follows:

I. Removal of "stock-piled" On-Site Storage. There is remaining approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of ash being stored. No ash will be removed from the area - their idea of safety being not having any accidents during transportation... [that is all well and good, but the horrible breech of the retaining ponds stored on site have been the most hazardous to date.]

II. Building Protective Perimeter Dike: The newly engineered [PLAN] is to excavate down 60 - 70 feet, to the shale bedrock, and will consist of overlapping soil-cement columns that can withstand a 6.0 earthquake. [That is an extreme depth to compromise. Not only are mountains, and streams being demolished to provide a small amount of electricity, now the underground and parts of the Earth's crust is going to be compromised with pollutants.]

III. Closure and Capping at 25' in the Air: [65+25=90 cubic feet x ??? yards = a lot of waste].

IV. Restoration: Testing will be required: Testing has always been required.

The time for Public Comment has not ended. If you would like more stringent rules for TVA, this is the time to let your voice be heard. or in writing TVA, PO Box 40, Kingston, TN 37763-0400

In December of 2008, The Kingston TVA site had a spill that at that time was called a worse environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez, in the shear quanity of waste that was visited upon an entire community and our Earth.

The devistation that is being visited upon our environment by Mountaintop Mining, and the practice of killing streams and waterways in the Appalachian Mountains is unwise.

The Gulf Coast of Louisiana is downstream from Tennessee. The Gulf Coast is a part of our Earth's eco-system, that was like a huge filter for clean water and air. That giant filter has been compromised.

Fellow Earthlings; we must stop raping the Earth for energy. Coal Fire plants provide a small amount of electricity for the costs financially and environmentally. As usual there are a handful of people who reap the benefits, while the poor taxpayer always picks up the bill.

Wake up, please...We must look up for energy, and stop 'wanting' so much...

Thank you. Peace

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