28 Jul '12, 2am

Meeting participants raise concerns, frustrations about TVA's Browns Ferry nuclear plant

But Alabama and Tennessee listeners to the two-hour meeting at NRC's Southeast region headquarters in Atlanta told the federal utility and regulator they were frustrated at hearing TVA's same reasons for performance problems and violations. After listening to conversation about a Browns Ferry corrective action program on fire training being closed without resolution, Don Safer, board chairman of the Tennessee Environmental Council, took both TVA and NRC to task. "You know, procedures like this are an indication of the seriousness of nuclear power. We don't have meetings like this about coal plants or gas-fired plants and certainly not for solar plants. ... But after 30-something years of operating this plant, the fact that you still don't have it right doesn't give me confidence," he said to TVA officials. "My question," he said to NRC officials, "is why should we have any...

Full article: http://www.energycentral.com/generationstorage/nuclear/ne...

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