U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials will be returning to Perry County on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 for a public forum at the Uniontown City Hall Auditorium from 7– 8:30 p.m. to update residents about the removing coal ash from the Emory River near the TVA spill site into the Arrowhead Landfill in Alabama’s Black Belt.
The public forum will include representatives from EPA, TVA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Perry County and the landfill operations company, Phill-Con Services, according to a press release.
EPA’s Administrative Order on Consent with TVA requires that the coal ash from the TVA Kingston site be disposed of in accordance with the most stringent protective disposal standards for municipal solid waste landfills. The Arrowhead Landfill was selected because it meets and exceeds these standards, according to the release.
Prior to approving the Arrowhead Landfill as the disposal site for the coal ash, EPA visited the landfill and met with local leaders and members of the surrounding community to review the disposal plan and answer questions. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management continues to conduct ongoing monitoring of the landfill to ensure it is operated properly.
For more information about EPA’s oversight and response activities at the Kingston site, visit this Web site and this one.
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