The Tennessee Valley Authority and Babcock & Wilcox have joined forces on the development of a small modular reactor. "If we build the plant, we would expect it to come online about 2022," said Joe Hoagland, TVA's senior vice president of policy and oversight. "Right now, this is really more about research and development. We've got to make sure this really works the way we think it does on paper," Hoagland said.

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