[ RadSafe ] Nuclear restart OK'd at Browns Ferry
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Tue May 15 16:48:46 CDT 2007
Nuclear restart OK'd at Browns Ferry
By ANDREW EDER, edera at knews.com
May 15, 2007
Following a five-year, $1.8 billion restoration, TVA is authorized to
restart the Unit 1 reactor at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, federal
regulators said today.
The refurbished reactor, which was shut down for safety reasons in 1985
along with the other two reactors at Browns Ferry, will represent the
first new nuclear generation in the United States this century when it
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission completed a final inspection in April
and said today that TVA has met NRC standards and could restart the reactor.
Unit 2 at the Athens, Ala., plant was restarted in 1991 and Unit 3 was
restarted in 1995.
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