CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has acquired 155 acres, including 24 homes, in the Claxton community for an expansion of a coal ash landfill.
TVA needs the land for a 50-foot-high mound of coal ash and gypsum because it is running out of storage space at its Bull Run Fossil Plant.
TVA executive John Kammeyer said the landfill will have a 500-foot buffer zone that will be planted with trees.
Once filled to capacity, the ash storage area will become a grassy mound that will blend into an adjoining ridgeline.
While TVA has bought the properties, the landfill has not yet been approved.