HARRIMAN (WATE) – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has reported areas around the TVA Kingston Steam Plant have returned to “pre-spill” conditions for the first time since the December 2008 coal ash spill.
The EPA refers to data collected from 2009-2015 that shows the fish community, sediment quality and tree swallow colonies have recovered to baseline conditions.
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The entire coal ash cleanup was completed over a six-year period from 2009-2015, at an estimated cost of $1.134 billion.
TVA has posted the complete Kingston Coal Ash Recovery Project on its website which you can access here.