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Sequoyah Nuclear Plant

The unit 1 reactor at the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant resumed power generation today, a week after an electric fault caused the turbine to go offline and shut down the reactor.

TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said today that the Sequoyah plant was restarted about 9:21 a.m. and is being brought back up to full power after TVA workers corrected a wiring problem in part of the generator on the non-nuclear portion of Sequoyah.

The Unit 1 reactor at Sequoyah near Soddy-Daisy can generate enough power to supply the electricity needs for two cities the size of Chattanooga.

The Sequoyah unit tripped on March 2 just as TVA was reactivating the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant following a 9-day outage caused by a reactor trip last month.

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