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The United States’ newest nuclear power plant has taken 43 years to build via Quartz

[…] The long delay in completing Watts Bar illustrates the challenges of constructing a nuclear reactor in the US. Construction on the project has been held up by public safety concerns, shifting regulatory expectations, fluctuating energy demands, and ballooning costs. … Continue reading

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Long-delayed nuclear plant in Tennessee nears completion decades after start via US News & World Report

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator. It remains a work-in-progress for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Wallace, 55, … Continue reading

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First “Small Modular” Nuclear Reactors Planned for Tennessee via National Geographic

Near the banks of the Clinch River in eastern Tennessee, a team of engineers will begin a dig this month that they hope will lead to a new energy future. They’ll be drilling core samples, documenting geologic, hydrologic, and seismic … 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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