NRC to hold public review of Browns Ferry nuclear plant May 14

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a public meeting on May 14 to review the agency’s assessment of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant during 2014.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Calhoun Community College Aerospace Training Center, 6250 Highway 31 North, in Tanner, Alabama.

The NRC said that, overall, the three units operated safely in 2014, but that oversight was higher during the first three quarters of the year due to previous issues. All three units returned to normal oversight in the fourth quarter.

“NRC inspectors continually evaluate each nuclear plant’s safety, and each year we take a detailed look at that information to identify any trends and help plan future inspections,” NRC Region II Administrator Victor McCree said. “Inspection results are available throughout the year, but these annual meetings allow us to talk to local residents and answer any questions they may have.”

The annual assessment letter for the Browns Ferry plant and current performance information for its three units are available on the NRC website,

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