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VOL. 126 | NO. 166 | Thursday, August 25, 2011

TVA Finds No Post-Earthquake Problems

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KNOVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has found no problems with its dams or coal ash impoundments in the wake of the East Coast earthquake.

TVA spokesman Travis Brickey said Wednesday that the inspections of 15 dams and impoundments were completed Tuesday evening and no deficiencies were identified.

The utility also completed an inspection of its nuclear power plants, which are father from the epicenter of the quake in Virginia, and found no problems.

Among ash impoundments checked was one at the Kingston Fossil Plant in East Tennessee where a December 2008 breach spilled 5.4 million cubic yards of toxin-laden sludge into the Emory River and onto land beside the plant.

The only dam at which the quake registered on a seismograph was Tellico Dam southwest of Knoxville.

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