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2010-04-28 11:20:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority was notified around 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, that a 60 to 70 foot section of the flume at Table Saw rapid below Ocoee No. 2 Dam was destroyed by a rock slide. There were no injuries, and Highway 64 was not impacted by the incident. TVA shut off the water going through the flume at 9 a.m. EDT. The flume carries water to two generating units at Ocoee Powerhouse No. 2, which produce 23...

2010-04-16 13:30:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Green Power Switch program, one of the Southeast's first and most successful renewable energy initiatives, was recognized Friday in a special observance at the TVA Board of Directors meeting in Knoxville. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The program, born on Earth Day 2000, offers consumers renewable energy options from Tennessee Valley regional sources,...

2010-04-16 10:15:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After serving as chairman for a year, Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors Chairman Mike Duncan asked the Board on Friday to select a new chairman, citing his new duties as leader of a recently formed national political fund-raising organization. The Board voted unanimously to name Director Dennis Bottorff of Nashville as TVA's new chairman. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "I recently have taken on...

2010-04-02 10:33:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies are requesting public comments on the work of TVA Police as part of a periodic review to maintain the department's accreditation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) Members of the community and TVA employees are invited to submit comments by phone or in writing. The commission will take calls at 865-632-2146 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT...

2010-03-10 09:35:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority's homegrown renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners...

2010-03-08 13:57:00

KINGSTON, Tenn., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 16, in Kingston to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion byproduct impoundments to dry, and Kingston is the first plant changing its...

2009-12-14 12:30:00

As 1st Anniversary of Kingston Coal Ash Spill Nears, EIP Report Exposes TVA's Pollution, Poor Environmental Track Record, and Reveals How TVA Avoids Compliance with Federal Environmental Laws; EIP and Top Groups Call on White House to Reform TVA. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight decades after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to bring power to the southeastern United States, the TVA should no longer be exempt from federal...

2009-11-25 17:11:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TVA filed its annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, reporting net income of $726 million for fiscal year 2009 that ended Sept. 30, compared with net income of $817 million for the previous fiscal year. TVA, which does not make a profit, reinvests net income in its power business, specifically on projects that expand and improve TVA's infrastructure. These projects include new generation, environmental...

2009-09-28 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a rare victory for nuclear whistleblowers, a U.S. Department of Labor appeals panel has ruled that nuclear contracting giant Stone & Webster violated federal whistleblower law in 2004 when the company fired James Speegle, a foreman at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Florence, Alabama. Speegle had been outspoken in raising safety concerns about serious problems with the protective coatings being used in the plant's...

2009-06-25 15:03:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A combination of the existence of an unusual bottom layer of ash and silt, the high water content of the wet ash, the increasing height of ash, and the construction of the sloping dikes over the wet ash were among the long-evolving conditions that caused a 50-year-old coal ash storage pond breach and subsequent ash spill at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008. The findings and analysis were part of a comprehensive six-month...