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Government
6:41 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Audit Shows TVA Overbilled for Ash Spill Cleanup in Tennessee

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s inspector general says a company overbilled the federal utility for cleaning up a 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane, Tenn.

The inspector general’s office audited TVA’s bills from London-based AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc. and found it overbilled TVA nearly 2.2 million dollars. A summary of the report says AMEC loaded coal ash onto rail cars or trucks for off-site disposal under terms of a contract with TVA.

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Government
7:57 am
Mon October 21, 2013

TVA Advisory Council to Hold First Meeting

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new Regional Energy Resource Council is holding its first meeting Wednesday.

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Government
3:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Support Swells for Pre-Filed Legislation in Ky. TVA Counties

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Support is swelling for a Kentucky House of Representatives bill that would return money to counties powered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, in order to help address economic development needs.

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Environment
4:55 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report

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
10:31 am
Thu July 4, 2013

High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is pumping out a record amount of electricity from it's hydroelectric dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries.  The free power source along with the wettest year in nearly two decades is saving TVA 10 % on its July fuel bills. 

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Environment
2:32 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown

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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Environment
11:15 am
Tue May 28, 2013

WKMS News Presents "Kentucky Dam: Power for the People" 6/2

WKMS News continues its Sounds Good Documentary Series with its latest offering, Kentucky Dam: Power for the People. The hour-long program debuts Sunday, June 2nd at 9:00 a.m. The Kentucky Dam is the Tennessee Valley Authority's largest at 8,500 ft. long moves more than a million cubic feet of water per second. 

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Environment
2:37 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

TVA Eyes Closing Power Units at Shawnee Fossil Plant, Other Coal Facilities

TVA’s Shawnee Fossil Plant faces an uncertain future as the Knoxville-based utility company begins retiring coal-powered energy plants.

Yesterday, as part of an ongoing effort to clean up non-renewable energy stations, TVA announced plans to retire 18 of 59 fossil units region-wide by 2018.

At Shawnee, where nine units are coal-based, two units are being looked at for possible closure.

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Business
8:10 am
Fri April 19, 2013

TVA Board Chair Says Utility a 'Good Model'

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The chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority has expressed confidence in the organization following a proposal in the 2014 Obama budget last week that suggested a possible sale of the public utility.

At a board meeting Thursday, Bill Sansom said the board welcomes a proposed strategic review of the agency and any suggestions for ways to better serve the people in its seven-state region.

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Business
8:07 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant on Track to Open in 2015

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A Tennessee nuclear plant that began construction in 1973 is on schedule to open in December 2015. During a conference call Thursday, Tennessee Valley Authority Senior Vice President of Nuclear Construction Mike Skaggs said the Watts Bar 2 plant is on schedule and on budget at a projected cost of between $4 and $4 and a half billion dollars.

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