TVA contractor to cut staff by 800 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

TVA contractor to cut staff by 800 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

October 19th, 2011 by Pam Sohn in News

This file photo of April 2007, released by the Tennessee Valley Authority, shows the cooling tower of the single operating reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Tennessee Valley Authority, File)

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant location

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant location

SPRING CITY, Tenn. - A TVA contractor will cut 600 craft workers and 200 support staff at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant as a cost-cutting measure, a TVA spokesman said today.

Scott Brooks said the Bechtel Corporation contract workers are being let go to streamline work at the plant.

He said the work is moving more slowly than the utility expected.

Today an emergency preparedness exercise, involving about 1,000 people, is being conducted at the plant.

Read more Thursday in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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