TVA finishes project to curb Gallatin plant smog emissions

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed the installation of scrubbers at its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin to cut certain smog emissions by up to 98 percent. The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( http://bit.ly/1onKmiC ) reports that the last of four new coal...

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed the installation of scrubbers at its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin to cut certain smog emissions by up to 98 percent.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1onKmiC ) reports that the last of four new coal scrubbers added to the Gallatin Fossil Plant went into operation this week after nearly three years and $730 million of construction work.

The dry scrubbers remove 98 percent of the sulfur dioxide that exits through the exhaust flue. The resulting byproduct is dry, making it possible to store in a landfill.

Ron Nash, director of TVA's clean air program, said in a statement Monday that the plant will now focus on a $370 million project to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from the Middle Tennessee plant.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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