Shawnee Fossil Plant

Environment
11:27 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Decision on Shawnee Fossil Plant Units Coming Tuesday

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors will decide Tuesday on the fate of two coal-burning units at West Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Environment
11:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

TVA Seeks Further Public Feedback on Shawnee Units' Future

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is again asking the public to weigh in on the potential shutdown of two coal-burning units at McCracken County’s Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

The 2011 Clean Air Act agreement requires the TVA to reduce its electricity generating units’ air pollution emissions by 2017. 

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Business
4:21 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Paducah Officials Voice Shawnee Plant Concerns, TVA Board Makes No Decision

Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah
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A Tennessee Valley Authority Board discussion on the future of the Shawnee Fossil Plant prompted a faction of Paducah officials to attend the meeting and issue comments. The comments involve the fate of 2 of 9 functioning units at the plant.

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Environment
3:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

TVA Seeking Public Feedback on Shawnee Fossil Plant Emissions

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The Tennessee Valley Authority wants input on the future of two of its coal-burning units at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in McCracken County.

The 2011 Clean Air Act agreement requires TVA to reduce its units’ air pollution emissions by 2017. 

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Health
9:53 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Community Health Impact: Shawnee Fossil Plant

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The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has released its Health Impact Assessment for Paducah's Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant. The report comes as the Commonwealth braces for new EPA regulations on coal plant emissions.  

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Environment
5:19 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Building Health Into Decision-Making: Shawnee Fossil Plant Study in Final Phase

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The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is awaiting final review before releasing their Health Impact Assessment for western Kentucky’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Environment
2:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways

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A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.

Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.

Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.

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Environment
4:55 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report

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A coalition of environmental and clean water groups, including the Sierra Club, released a new report Tuesday highlighting the need for strong Environmental Protection Agency standards to limit toxic water pollution from Kentucky coal plants, including west Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Environment
2:32 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown

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The United States Enrichment Corporation’s shutdown at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will not affect the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks said that Shawnee, like all of TVA’s fossil plants, provides power to the general grid and characterizes USEC’s closing as the loss of one customer.

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