TVA's oldest nuclear reactor shut down Sunday due to a turbine control problem.
The Unit 1 reactor at the Browns Ferry plant near Athens, Ala., was automatically taken off line shortly after noon, EDT, Sunday following a problem detected with the main turbine control logic.
"Safety systems responded as designed and operators responded as trained using plant procedures to safely place the unit in a shutdown condition and the plant staff is investigating the cause of the shutdown," TVA spokeswoman Malinda Hunter said today.
The trip resulted from a problem on the non-nuclear part of Browns Ferry and Hunter said there were no public safety concerns from the incident.
Browns Ferry's Unit 2 is generating electricity at 100 percent power while Unit 3 is shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.