New Aquatic Center Part Of TVA Upgrade

New Aquatic Center Part Of TVA Upgrade

CREATED May 26, 2014

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - A new aquatic center and hatchery is under construction along the Cumberland River as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority's plan to upgrade its coal-fired plant in Gallatin.

The federal utility is spending nearly $1.5 million to construct the new Cumberland River Aquatic Center. It will replace an older facility that was removed as part of a $1 billion clean-air project.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will operate the facility and the TVA will provide services including enough river water to care for all the species housed there.

TVA Vice President for the Environment Brenda Brickhouse said the initiative "demonstrates TVAs commitment to environmental stewardship."

The 688-mile-long river runs through southern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee.

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