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TVA sets July auction for ash spill properties

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In a Dec. 22, 2008, photograph, a home is engulfed near the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County after the failure of a dike that unleashed more than 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash sludge. Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel In a Dec. 22, 2008, photograph, a home is engulfed near the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County after the failure of a dike that unleashed more than 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash sludge. Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel
KINGSTON, TN (News Sentinel) -

Sixty-two properties, including waterfront homes, that TVA bought during its cleanup of the Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill will be auctioned off in July.

The properties include 19 waterfront properties — four with water-view homes. There are 39 vacant parcels and 23 parcels with homes. The properties, all on Emory River Road in Harriman, will be auctioned on site at 11 a.m. July 25, rain or shine. J.P. King Auction Co., which is handling the sale, will post details of the properties online at www.jpking.com in June.

The properties are not among those TVA bought that were damaged by the spill, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said.

“When we were doing so much of the heavy equipment work in the early stages of the clean up, we realized the noise and lighting that was necessary was going to make this area an extremely difficult place to live,” Hopson said.

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