NRC cites TVA for flooding violations

TVA Sequoyah Watts Bar nuclear power plants Tennessee

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the Tennessee Valley Authority for failing to protect the Watts Bar and Sequoyah nuclear plants from potential upstream dam failures, Platts reports.

The NRC found four violations at the 1,210 MW Watts Bar plant and two at the 2,357 MW Sequoyah plant. All violations, which relate to flooding concerns in the event that an upstream dam breaks, were “yellow” findings indicating substantial safety significance.

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