TVA cited for flood prevention violations

photo Sequoyah Nuclear Plant

NUKE FLOOD DANGER

TVA has failed to adequately protect Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear plants from the potential for the failure of dams and berms upstream and the flooding that would ensue, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NRC on Friday confirmed that NRC sent TVA six citations and placed both plants under new "yellow" safety flags, indicating what NRC calls "substantial safety significance."

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TVA has failed to adequately protect Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear plants from the potential for failure of earthen dams upstream and flooding that would ensue in the event of what utility and nuclear regulators call a probable maximum flood - an event that would surpass any known local weather occurrence.

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