Business Briefs: TVA refuels Browns Ferry

Business Briefs: TVA refuels Browns Ferry

February 19th, 2014 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region

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TVA refuels Browns Ferry

The Tennessee Valley Authority has begun a refueling of its newest reactor at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant for the 16th operating cycle since the plant began generating power in 1976.

"Refueling Unit 3 is an important part of making sure that all three Browns Ferry units continue to safely generate reliable and clean energy for years to come," TVA Nuclear Chief Joe Grimes said in a statement Tuesday.

The other two units at Browns Ferry will continue power production while the other unit is down for maintenance and installation of new fuel rods, Grimes said.

Nestle recalls Hot Pockets

Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall. The food maker said Tuesday that it is recalling an unspecified number of "Philly Steak" and its "Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese" Hot Pockets in certain sizes.

Nestle says the products may have been affected by a meat recall by Rancho Feeding Corp. that was announced last week. Rancho is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after regulators said that it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full inspection.

No illnesses have been reported.