The Tennessee Valley Authority has been hit with a $145,000 fine for providing regulators “incomplete and inaccurate” information about a potential safety issue at its Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant for nearly five years, records show.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission levied the fine against TVA as punishment for repeated assertions over a five-year period that it had an adequate backup plan to keep safety equipment at the Watts Bar facility operational even if the plant temporarily lost power.

(link...)

Eco Warriors and Politics

Science and Stuff

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.