Lt. Gov. to TVA: Keep Bull Run Open, Move Coal Ash

In a letter to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally urged the electricity provider to reverse its decision to shut down the Bull Run coal-fired power plant in Anderson County, Knoxnews reports. TVA announced earlier this year it was closing the plant — located on the Clinch River in the heart of the Claxton community. TVA cited a drop in demand for electricity produced by burning coal and said it would close the plant by 2023. McNally also said he thinks TVA should dig up the coal ash in its unlined pits and either sell the ash or store it in lined landfills away from the Clinch River and other water sources.
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