TVA restarts Browns Ferry

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) began powering up its Unit 1 nuclear reactor of the 3,400 MW Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant on May 20 for the first time since tornadoes shut down all three reactors at the plant on April 27, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The tornadoes didn't damage the plant itself, but it did damage the transmission lines that carry power throughout the TVA system. As of May 20, four of the nine major transmission lines have been restored.

Two other reactors at Browns Ferry are still shut down.

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