MEMPHIS, TN -- We get our power from many resources; coal in
TVA’s Allen Coal Plant is one of many in the state of
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“The water, while cleaned of the solids that would make it look dirty, metals remain dissolved in it. It’s then being discharged into
Chris Stanley, TVA’s spokesman says the plant is operating under EPA guidelines. “We meet all the standards that we can meet and we need to meet. If those standards change, we’re going to continue to meet those standards.” says
Banbury adds, “TVA does everything they’re required to do by law, they’re not trying to get away with anything.”
The Allen Coal Plant has been around for over 50 years. Old habits are tough to break, but through an agreement with the EPA, changes must be made by 2018.
Banbury was asked what his bottom line was through all of this and he replied, “We want them to assure us that they are going to stop burning coal at the Allen steam plant.”