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EPA Returns to Perry County, Alabama’s Arrowhead Landfill

Release Date: 09/10/2009
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353, niles.laura@epa.gov

(Atlanta, Ga. – September 10, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials will be returning to Perry County, Ala. on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 for a public forum at the Uniontown City Hall Auditorium to update residents about the current operation of removing coal ash from the Emory River near the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston removal site in Roane County, Tenn., and placing it into the Arrowhead Landfill in Perry County.

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.

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. 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.

Who: EPA Region 4 Superfund Division Director Franklin Hill, EPA Region 4 Environmental Justice Program Manager Cynthia Peurifoy, TVA Senior Vice President Robert M. Deacy, ADEM Land Division Chief Gerald Hardy, ADEM Solid Waste Branch Chief Phil Davis, Phill-Con Services President Eddie Dorsett, Perry County Commission Chair Fairest Cureton, and Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner

What: Public Forum for updates and information on the TVA coal ash disposal at the Arrowhead Landfill

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Uniontown City Hall Auditorium


For more information about EPA’s oversight and response activities at the Kingston site, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/region4/kingston/ and http://www.epakingstontva.com/.