TVA auction nets $9.1 million for home lots resold after Kingston coal ash cleanup

By the numbers

* 62 - Number of residential lots on or within view of the Emory River that sold Saturday at auction * $9,183,000 - Total value of winning bids to buy the properties * $1.1 billion - Amount TVA has spent to clean up from the 2008 Kingston ash spill * 5.4 million - Cubic yards of coal ash dumped into the Emory River and its lakefront properties from the ruptured ash pond * 277 - Number of bidders for the reclaimed TVA property at Saturday's auction * 9 - Number of states from which winning bidders came from. Sources: TVA, J.P. King Auction

Nearly seven years after a ruptured pond spilled coal ash into the Emory River and its shoreline property, most of the property damaged from the Kingston Fossil Plant spill has been reclaimed and home buyers appear eager to return to the Kingston site.