TVA to Build Dry Storage Landfill at Shawnee Fossil Plant Near Paducah

Jan 22, 2018

TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks says this dry ash landfill at the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tennessee will look similar to the landfill at Shawnee Fossil Plant.
Credit The Tennessee Valley Authority

  The Tennessee Valley Authority is building a new dry storage landfill for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah.

The move is part of the TVA’s effort to move from wet to dry storage at all coal-fired plants.


The landfill will be built on the eastern boundary.


The federal utility recently completed installation of new emissions controls, which creates additional CCRs. Existing storage is estimated to reach capacity within 10 years.


The new landfill adds 20 years of storage space.


TVA said it will follow permitting processes to minimize environmental, visual and noise impact.