A Story of Deceit and Greed
Letter To The Editor:
Citizens of Bradley County, are you aware that we are about to lose 50 to 60 acres of some of the most beautiful land in this county to TVA for a 500 kv "Super Substation"? TVA's claim for this substation is for the increase of population in the Apison and Bradley County areas.
TVA did their mandatory notice in the newspaper and "billed" the substation for the APISON area (Hamilton County), when in all reality, all four proposed sites are located in BRADLEY COUNTY. Three on Tunnel Hill Road, one of which is partially in Hamilton County, and one on Lead Mine Valley Road.
Only directly site affected residents were notified. NO residents on the adjoining properties were notified, not the Bradley County Executive or Planning Commission, (NOT REQUIRED).
An open house was held in HAMILTON COUNTY at the Collegedale City Hall on Thursday April 8, 2004, from 3 to 7 PM to answer resident's questions. All TVA employees were polite, but never really answered YES or NO to pointed questions.
There are other sites suitable for this .. North of the proposed sites and West in an old landfill.
TVA claims it would cost 1.5 Million per mile to erect lines and they were looking for sites most cost effective for the ratepayers. Have we received a reduction lately?
PLEASE do not let this beautiful land be lost forever to 24 - hour strobe lights and constant "bomb" sounds from these transformers. This needs to be located along a highway or in an industrial site, (TNT would be good.)
Let your opinion be known to Allen Miller, TVA Siting Engineer, 1-800-362-4355, or write TVA, 1101 Market Street (MR 4G), Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402-2801, BEFORE May 10, 2004.
TVA "claims" no one is contesting this!
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
You may also contact: Rep. Zach Wamp, Federal Building, Suite 126, 900 Ga Ave, Chattanooga, TN. 37402 (423)756-2342. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Federal Building, Chattanooga, TN. 37402 (423) 752-5337. Sen. Bill Frist, 735 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN. 37402 (423) 756-2757