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TVA losing money to keep river cool

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has cut power generation in half at its largest nuclear plant to avoid overheating the Tennessee River in Alabama, costing the utility millions of dollars. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the nation’s largest public utility has already lost nearly $50 million in power generation at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, ...

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TVA earmarks money for nuclear reactor

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority approved nearly $250 million toward the possible reopening one of its nuclear reactors in Alabama. The board last Friday in Knoxville approved the fiscal year 2011 budget that included $248 million to fund the initial engineering design and site preparation for Unit 1 at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant. ...

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Nuclear loan guarantees important to U.S. future

Editor, With the recent loan guarantees to spur the construction of new nuclear plants in the U.S., the nation has taken a strong step forward a secure our energy future (”Southern Co. to get federal loan for reactors,” Feb. 16). New nuclear plants can and should be a growing and important part of our nation’s energy supply. And the development ...

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Forum: Nuclear energy is best clean energy option

Working in a nuclear power plant is safer than working in a bank. Environmentalist and nuclear energy advocate Dr. Patrick Moore cited this conclusion from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics safety information at a nuclear energy forum held at Jackson State University Tuesday. Moore is well known for being the “sensible environmentalist.” A member of Greenpeace for 15 years, Moore ...

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Entergy retains SAIC, named award finalist

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has awarded a follow-on contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to continue providing comprehensive information technology (IT) services through 2015. The single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a six-year period of performance and a total value of more than $219 million. Work will be performed primarily in New Orleans, La., Little Rock, Ark., and Houston, ...

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Nuclear plants getting Energy assistance

WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to $40 million in funding would be available from the Department of Energy (DOE) to support design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). NGNPs will use new, high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor technologies to integrate multiple industrial applications in one plant or facility, such as generating electricity while ...

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