TVA nuclear power management of the nuclear program through personal services contracts : briefing report to the chairwoman, Subcommittee on Civil Service, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .

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  • Tennessee Valley Authority,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Tennessee River Region -- Management

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Other titlesManagement of the nuclear program through personal services contracts
ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL14901104M

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Our nuclear plants generate enough low-cost, clean and reliable energy to power about a third of our customers—more than million homes and businesses. With a top priority of safety and security, nuclear power is key to achieving TVA’s mission of energy, environmental stewardship and economic development to make life better for the.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.

TVA, country will regret shunning nuclear power | Opinion Joe Purkey, Guest columnist Published a.m. ET Dec. 20, The NRC let TVA spend $5 Author: Joe Purkey. The commission, which regulates the nuclear power industry, says supervisors at TVA's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant pushed to fire up a nuclear reactor in Author: Jamie Satterfield.

Current state of nuclear power generation in the U.S. Currently in the U.S. there are 65 nuclear power plants operating nuclear reactors (see Figure ). The last reactor to come into service was the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Watts Bar 1 in There is currently one nuclear reactor under construction that is projected to comeFile Size: 1MB.

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Humphrey, United States Senate. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. Even as Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz convened a “summit” to discuss more governmental assistance to the nation’s troubled nuclear power plants, the recent announcement by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that it is selling its northern Alabama site containing the unbuilt Bellefonte reactors should have sobered the summiteers.

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This year, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) took some significant actions that will move the country forward on what many think is the best energy mix for the future – nuclear and solar.

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Watts Bar Unit 2, which will be the first new nuclear power reactor to come on line in the 21st century, is officially synced to the grid and licensed reactor operators have begun an initial test run of generation equipment, TVA said on June 3. Johnson also disputed the quoted purchase power price, per megawatt hour, Nuclear Development has said that MLGW pays TVA.

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In a fit of optimism, the Tennessee Valley Authority (T.V.A.) commissioned a whopping 17 new nuclear power plants in the. Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant is on the north shore of Wheeler Reservoir in north Alabama. It was TVA’s first nuclear power plant, and the largest in the world when it began operation in It was the first nuclear plant in the world to generate more than 1 billion watts of power.

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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY NUCLEAR POWER GROUP PERSONAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE (PHQ) • NRC requirements and TVA procedures require the reporting of all legal actions prior to and while maintaining unescorted access to the nuclear facilities • Any misrepresentation, deliberate misstatement, falsification or willful omission may result in.

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We expect Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant to operate safely. However, if an incident occurs at the plant, TVA will notify state and local of˚cials at once. In-depth plans have been prepared by TVA, the state of Alabama, and your local emergency management agency to protect your health and safety, and this calendar is a part of those plans.

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As time went on, TVA expanded well beyond its original mission of harnessing hydroelectric power by constructing fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants. Residents in Author: Martin Fridson.TVA announced the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Tennessee on Aug The Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, located near Soddy-Daisy.Johnson said the TVA Board approved recommendations to bring the Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online, and complete the second unit at the Watts Bar nuclear plant, based on results of four detailed studies that examined future power needs, cost and schedule, environmental impact, and financing and risks.

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