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800 workers being laid off at Watts Bar

The Tennessee Valley Authority and a contractor announced Wednesday they are laying off about 600 temporary construction workers and an additional 200 support staff after unsatisfactory progress on construction of a second unit at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City. Full story

TVA watchdog inspector testifies at spill trial

An engineering consultant whose $3 million study on the Tennessee Valley Authority's 2008 coal ash spill has become the centerpiece of a trial on damage lawsuits informed investigators he was told not to place blame, the top inspector for TVA's watchdog agency testified Tuesday. Full story

TVA spill consultant says not hired to place blame

Plaintiff attorneys who contend the Tennessee Valley Authority should pay damages for the Kingston Plant coal ash spill Friday cross-examined a TVA consultant who testified he was hired to find the "mechanics' of the cause, not to place blame. Full story

TVA manager testifies for ash spill plaintiffs

The Tennessee Valley Authority wanted to blame its disastrous 2008 ash spill on circumstances it could not control, a TVA senior manager told a judge who is deciding if TVA was negligent and is liable for damages. Full story

NRC: Browns Ferry better, improvements needed

The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking steps to correct safety concerns at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, federal regulators said Monday, but the installation still has problems months after regulators cited it for serious violations involving a failed valve in the cooling system. Full story

2nd man charged for fake records at TVA nuke plant

A second contractor employee at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant has been charged with falsifying electrical cable inspection records and TVA said in a statement Tuesday that the discovery shows its safeguards are working as designed. Full story

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Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn
Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn

This April 2007 photograph supplied by the Tennessee Valley Authority, shows the cooling tower of the single operating reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn. TVA will decide later this summer whether to complete the second reactor. Experts say nuclear power is poised for a revi