TVA is cited by NRC over flood-protection violations

03/18/2013 | Platts

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the Tennessee Valley Authority for inadequate flood protection at two of its nuclear plants. TVA's probable maximum flooding plans for its Watts Bar and Sequoyah facilities in Tennessee failed to take into account the possible failure of earthen dams, the NRC said. The company had previously implemented interim measures to protect the facilities in the event of dam failure. "We will continue to work cooperatively with the NRC in developing plans to be prepared for these highly unlikely events," TVA spokesman Michael Bradley said.

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