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Engineer warns of problems at Ala. nuclear plant via Fuel Fix

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A Tennessee Valley Authority engineer says problems at the largest nuclear plant in Alabama have been worse than what federal regulators have reported. The engineer, Joni Johnson, told AL.com that mechanical and managerial shortcomings at Browns … Continue reading

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Shots fired at TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant via WBIR.com

A TVA spokesperson confirmed that a security officer patrolling TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City was involved in a shootout with a suspect Sunday at about 2:00 a.m. The security incident happened on the Tennessee River side of … Continue reading

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America’s New Nuclear Plants Cost Billions More Than Expected via Business Insider

ATLANTA (AP) — America’s first new nuclear plants in more than a decade are costing billions more to build and sometimes taking longer to deliver than planned, problems that could chill the industry’s hopes for a jumpstart to the nation’s … Continue reading

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Nuke plants’ generator failures draw scrutiny via CBS News

(AP) ATLANTA – Four generators that power emergency systems at nuclear plants have failed when needed since April, an unusual cluster that has attracted the attention of federal inspectors and could prompt the industry to re-examine its maintenance plans. None … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant, Left for Dead, Shows a Pulse via The New York Times

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — Spider webs line the 50-story cooling towers, parts have been amputated for the scrap value of their nickel or copper, and the control room still has analog dials at Bellefonte 1, a half-built nuclear plant here that … Continue reading

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