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TVA to cleanup public campsites

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By WRCB Staff 

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority will start cleaning up public campsites where people have set up permanent housing and other structures.

During a board meeting Thursday in Jackson, TVA President Tom Kilgore showed pictures of campgrounds where people had built decks onto parked mobile homes and installed large propane tanks or docks.

Kilgore said cleaning up these sites would not be popular, but said the utility does "not want permanent lots on the riverside for the price of a campsite."

The board also approved additional incentives for commercial and industrial facilities that would allow TVA to reduce peak power demand by up to 560 megawatts by 2012.

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