TVA wants to sell unfinished $6 billion Bellefonte nuclear plant

TVA wants public input on sale

TVA's Bellefonte nuclear plant can be seen from Highway 72.
photo TVA President Bill Johnson smiles during the TVA board meeting Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the TVA Chattanooga Office Complex.

BELLEFONTE NUCLEAR PLANT

Location: 1,600 acres between Highway 72 and the Tennessee River in Hollywood, Ala.Investment: More than $5 billion, excluding most interest and maintenance expenses incurred over the past decade and a half.Remaining debt: Most of the investment has already been written off, but $1.3 billion remains on the TVA booksWhat is on the site: Two unfinished Babcock and Wilcox pressurized water reactors, plus two cooling towers, switchyard, transmission lines and training facility and officesCurrent staff: 90 contract and TVA workers maintain and secure the siteHistory: Construction began in 1974, was suspended in 1988 on original units.