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Decades Of On Again, Off Again For Nuclear Plant As TVA Pumps Brakes On Bellefonte

Decades Of On Again, Off Again For Nuclear Plant As TVA Pumps Brakes On Bellefonte

by / on June 12, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority is slashing its workforce at the Bellefonte Nuclear facility in North Alabama. The plant’s reactors have never been completed. And with natural gas prices down and people generally using less power recently, the utility says there’s no need to rush.

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TVA Done With Sequoyah Maintenance

TVA Done With Sequoyah Maintenance

by / on January 11, 2013

Work on the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant’s Unit Two reactor is finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

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As Nuclear Plants Age, UT Gets Funds for More Nuke Research

by / on May 8, 2012

The University of Tennessee is one of more than a dozen schools that will get federal money for research into how to make new nuclear plants more efficient.

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Nuclear Renaissance Leader Powers Through Cost Overruns

Nuclear Renaissance Leader Powers Through Cost Overruns

by / on April 26, 2012

For all the talk of a nuclear renaissance in the U.S., only one reactor is technically “under construction” right now. Watts Bar has a nearly 40 year history. And the Tennessee Valley Authority’s effort to complete a second reactor on site isn’t going well.

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TVA Board, Watchdogs to Weigh In on Watts Bar Cost Overruns

TVA Board, Watchdogs to Weigh In on Watts Bar Cost Overruns

by / on April 25, 2012

The board of the Tennessee Valley Authority will be asked Thursday morning to approve a near-doubling of the budget to complete a second nuclear reactor at Watts Bar. TVA has already spent the $2.5 billion originally projected to finish the East Tennessee power plant.

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TVA Extends Timeline, Expands Budget for Troubled Watts Bar Reactor

TVA Extends Timeline, Expands Budget for Troubled Watts Bar Reactor

by / on April 5, 2012

Completing a nuclear reactor south of Crossville will cost TVA as much as $2 billion more than original estimates and take three years longer. On Thursday TVA executives gave a sort of pep talk to workers finishing Watts Bar Unit 2.

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Warm Winter Hits TVA Revenues, Helps Lead to Slowdown on Nuclear Project

Warm Winter Hits TVA Revenues, Helps Lead to Slowdown on Nuclear Project

by / on February 3, 2012

A warm winter is hitting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s bottom line. Electricity sales are down five percent for the most recent quarter.

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TVA Makes Move Toward Modular Nuclear Reactors

by / on June 17, 2011

The Tennessee Valley Authority has signed an agreement to become a guinea pig in the future of nuclear power. The utility has a letter of intent to purchase as many as six ‘mini-nukes’ for a site in Oak Ridge.

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TVA Considers New Safety Measures in Wake of Japanese Nuke Crisis

by / on April 15, 2011

The Tennessee Valley Authority is getting specific about additional safety measures it might put in place at its nuclear plants following the crisis in Japan. They include more satellite phones for plant operators and less nuclear waste stored onsite.

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Man Charged for Cutting Corners on TVA Nuclear Reactor

by / on March 24, 2011

A man working on construction of Unit Two at TVA’s Watts Bar nuclear facility has been charged with making a false statement. The U.S. Justice Department believes he was cutting corners on a new reactor set for completion next year.

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Alexander Touts Nuclear to Land Conservationists

by / on August 30, 2010

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is one of Washington’s biggest proponents of nuclear power. And in Nashville Friday, he asked an audience of conservationists to see things his way.

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Greenpeace says Tennessee’s Carbon Emissions Aren’t Good

by / on May 27, 2009

The international environmental group, Greenpeace, released a report on carbon dioxide emissions today. Tennessee is in the middle of the pack when compared to other states but high when compared to other countries.

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