TVA delays startup of second nuclear reactor
by Associated Press
Published: August 9,2011
NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has delayed the startup of its second reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant from late 2012 to 2013.
The change is included in a TVA statement yesterday that announced the Oct. 1 retirement of TVA Nuclear Generation Development and Construction senior vice president Ashok Bhatnagar. The statement said COO Bill McCollum has named Sequoyah Nuclear Plant vice president Mike Skaggs to succeed Bhatnagar.
TVA said the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is considering questions raised by environmentalists about additional heat that will be generated when the $2.5 billion, 1,200-megawatt Watts Bar Unit 2 starts operating. TVA nuclear spokesman Ray Golden also said TVA is taking into consideration lessons learned from the Fukushima emergency in Japan and construction has been slower than projected.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Expert on airlines predicts Jackson-Evers will keep remaining carriers
- Keeping our eye on... Liz Lancaster
- GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term
- MAN OF STEEL: Madhu Ranade leading Severstal Columbus
- IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014
- C Spire launches next phase of 1-gig service rollout
- Alcorn's finances being investigated; CFO resigns
- Hood issues opinion on open-carry gun law
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team
- Court to hear case involving alligators and ExxonMobil