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TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant notches record run

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ATHENS, AL. (Times Free Press) -- The Unit 3 reactor at TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant will shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage after setting a plant record for continuous operation of all three reactors.

Unit 1 operated for 114 days, Unit 2 for 302 days and Unit 3 for 188 days. Spokesman Ray Golden said 114 days is three days longer than Browns Ferry's previous best of 111 days, set in 2011.

Browns Ferry Site Vice President Keith Polson said these records are an important indicator of the plant's overall health and the quality and safety of the operation.

"A nuclear plant is running optimally when all the equipment is in top performance and there is no need for unplanned maintenance and repairs," Polson said in a prepared statement.

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