Haney to TVA: You're wrong about Bellefonte, pushes to finish nuclear plant his way
In an era of sluggish power demand, cheap natural gas and rising construction costs for nuclear power, Franklin L. Haney may be the only American pushing to try to personally finance a new atomic reactor.
But as he has throughout his life, the 73-year-old attorney sees opportunity where others see only problems. And he doesn't quit.
Last month, the Tennessee Valley Authority seemed to shut the door to Haney's latest $10 billion proposal to help TVA finance completion of one of America's last unfinished nuclear plants -- the twin-reactor Bellefonte plant in Northeast Alabama.
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