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TVA seeking comment on dry ash landfill near Bull Run

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for the public's help on plans for a new dry ash storage landfill next the Bull Runs Fossil Plant in Anderson County.

<p>TVA headquarters in Knoxville, TN</p>

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for the public’s help on plans for a new dry ash storage landfill next the Bull Runs Fossil Plant in Anderson County.

The TVA’s long-term plans include converting the handling of coal combustion residuals from a wet system to a dry system at Bull Run and elsewhere.

Click here to read the draft environmental impact statement. The TVA will accept comments electronically and by mail until July 12.

The TVA said the project isn’t related to the proposed coal combustion residual impoundment closures at Bull Run and nine other sites announced earlier this year.

Related: TVA pioneers groundbreaking coal ash storage technology

The TVA serves more than 9 million people in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Go to the TVA’s website for more information.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.