[ RadSafe ] TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Complex
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon May 2 18:40:41 CDT 2011
Old but here is a little bit -- am working for more current information.
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant recovering after losing power
Posted: *Apr 28, 2011 9:27 AM CDT *
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in AL lost power due to severe storms.
(Source: CNN) Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in AL lost power due to severe
storms. (Source: CNN)
(CNN) - Crews are working to restore power to a nuclear plant in
The severe storms that cut across the Southeast Wednesday night also
managed to knock out external power to three nuclear reactors at the
Browns Ferry plant.
Back-up generators kicked in, so nuclear regulators said the plant is
safely in shutdown mode.
The plant is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which has
declared it's lowest level emergency for the plant, classifying it as an
No radiation was released.
Copyright 2011 CNN. All rights reserved.
On 5/2/2011 6:11 PM, Roger Helbig wrote:
> Does anyone know the current status of this plant? Nuc News is putting out
> a gloom and doom story written by Paul Noel for Pure Energy System News
> that claims that they are operating on diesel power to cool shut down
> reactors and spent fuel pools a la Fukushima.
> Were the reactors even shut down or are they still operating? If they were
> shut down, are the diesel generators really consuming thousands of gallons
> of diesel fuel per hour (this seems pretty preposterous)
> Roger Helbig
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