TVA Drops Plans for Bellefonte Nuclear Reactors

 TVA Drops Plans for Bellefonte Nuclear Reactors

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said it is shelving plans to build two nuclear reactors at the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant in Alabama.
TVA said it will tell the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) that it will not build two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the plant, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. TVA had until Feb. 12 to tell the ASLB its plans for the reactors.
TVA said it may keep the option open to complete construction of two other reactors at Bellefonte. Construction was suspended more than 20 years ago and workers have maintained the plant for physical security since then. The utility’s long-term power plan does not call for any new nuclear capacity for at least two decades after the completion of Watts Bar 2 in Tennessee because of slow power demand growth. Watts Bar 2 is expected to be finished this year.
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