John Sevier Fossil Plant has 26 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 07, 2010 and November 21, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, manganese, boron, strontium, molybdenum, lithium, cadmium, arsenic and cobalt.Site description
Tennessee Valley Authority’s John Sevier Fossil Plant is located on the Holston River by Rogersville, Tennessee. Commissioned during the 1950s, the four coal-fired units at the plant were retired in 2014. Currently, an 870-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle unit operates at the site. The plant’s Bottom Ash Pond is regulated under the CCR rule.
This site is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of potential damage cases. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the John Sevier Fossil Plant, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.
For more information about coal ash in Tennessee, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Tennessee and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfill.