Browns Ferry Nuclear plant's safety eyed

photo Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Ala., is shown from above.

IF YOU GOWhat: TVA and NRC meeting about Browns Ferry nuclear safety concernsWhen: 6 p.m. CST WednesdayWhere: Calhoun Community College Aerospace Training Center, 6250 Highway 31 North in Tanner, Ala.Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency

TVA will make its case next week to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the NRC should lower three white safety flags raised earlier this year at Browns Ferry Nuclear plant near Athens, Ala.

The plagued plant's officials hope they may get out from under the NRC's lowest-level safety concerns -- the white flags. But a red finding -- the most serious the NRC can raise without shutting a plant down -- has been hanging over the utility for more than a year.