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NRC gives TVA worst rating in the country at its Browns Ferry plant

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

For the ninth time in three years, the Tennessee Valley Authority is being cited by federal regulators for violating safety standards at one of its reactors.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission already has given TVA the worst rating in the country at its Browns Ferry nuclear plant.

Now it is proposing a lesser citation at the same plant for an incident in December when the reactor tripped. The NRC plans a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta to review the Dec. 22 shutdown of the unit, which has been blamed on operator error when power was being restored on the Unit 2 reactor.

"Even though the unit was safely shut down and there was no threat to workers or people living near the plant, the NRC has preliminarily determined that the finding is white, meaning it has low to moderate safety significance," NRC spokesman Joey Ledford said Wednesday.

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