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Cherokee Nitrogen produces a variety of chemical products

Times Daily

Date: 2/24/2017 12:36:00 AM

SHEFFIELD -- Tucked away in western Colbert County near the Tennessee River, Cherokee Nitrogen has been providing agricultural chemicals for the Shoals for more than 55 years. General Manager Ben VanVeckhoven, who has been at the facility since December

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Severe storms possible Saturday


Date: 2/23/2017 7:53:00 PM

This storm system will produce a decent chance of some widespread severe weather on Friday from the Great Lakes down through the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys. The energy and dynamics will not be as strong in Virginia on Saturday. As of now, there is a

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Outdoors: Enjoy woods, river on Will Skelton Greenway

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 2/23/2017 10:40:00 AM

Fittingly, I saw groups of people running on the trail. The trail heads down above the Tennessee River, more narrow here than downtown, with logs sticking out of it and trees leaning over it. Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, with its small private planes

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Chilhowee Lake on pace to reopen in June


Date: 2/22/2017 2:18:00 PM

The Chilhowee Dam is one of a series of dams used to generate hydroelectric power on the Little Tennessee River. Repairs at Chilhowee Dam. (Feb. 2017) (Photo: WBIR) The drained reservoir has attracted spectators interested in a peek at the past

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Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

Date: 2/22/2017 9:59:00 AM

The company is fighting multiple lawsuits related to contamination of the Tennessee River with PFOA and PFOS, which it voluntarily phased out of production in 2002. However, the researchers say the safety of replacement compounds is largely unknown

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 360 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,600 Acres
• Volume: 386,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,555 Square Miles
• Length: 55 Miles
Fort Loudoun Reservoir, located on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, is the uppermost in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continuous navigable channel from there to Paducah, Kentucky, 652 miles away.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir takes its name from the 18th-century British fort built on a nearby site during the French and Indian War. The fort was named for John Campbell, the fourth Earl of Loudoun, commander of British forces in North America at the time.

Fort Loudoun is a popular recreation destination, known for bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The tailwater area immediately below the dam is an excellent site for viewing a variety of waterbirds, including herons, cormorants, gulls, osprey, and bald eagles.

The reservoir is connected by a short canal to Tellico Reservoir on the nearby Little Tennessee River. Water is diverted through the canal to Fort Loudoun for power production. The canal also offers commercial barges access to Tellico without the need for a lock. Barges passing through the Fort Loudoun lock carry about half a million tons of cargo a year.
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