Oct 30 2007
09:44 am

The Tennessee Valley Authority is expected to file an application, perhaps as early as Tuesday, with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two new nuclear power reactors at a site in Alabama...

The TVA operates six nuclear reactors. It restarted its Browns Ferry Unit 1 reactor in Alabama last summer after a lengthy shutdown. In 1996 it began operating Unit 1 at Watts Bar in Tennessee, the last new nuclear reactor to come on line in the United States, although its license application predates the Three Mile Island accident.


I hope not.

Watts Bar has an excellent safety record, and the second unit could come up to help unload some of the fossil fuel plants.


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