Browns Ferry http://apr.org en NRC Says TVA N. Alabama Nuclear Plant Still Needs Improvement http://apr.org/post/nrc-says-tva-n-alabama-nuclear-plant-still-needs-improvement <p>An in-depth government inspection shows the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama is safe to operate but still requires improvement.</p><p>Officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are presenting their initial findings Thursday from a review triggered by a serious violation issued in 2011.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:10:35 +0000 The Associated Press 33965 at http://apr.org NRC Says TVA N. Alabama Nuclear Plant Still Needs Improvement Engineer Warns Of Problems At Ala. Nuclear Plant http://apr.org/post/engineer-warns-problems-ala-nuclear-plant <P>A Tennessee Valley Authority engineer and federal regulators have warned the largest nuclear plant in Alabama has been operating without a fully functioning failsafe system.</P> <P>The engineer and regulators have warned problems at Browns Ferry reported by regulators have included that a cooling pump didn't work and cooling lines sat blocked and unnoticed for years.</P> <P>A TVA engineer, Joni Johnson,&nbsp;says mechanical and managerial shortcomings at the nuclear plant on the Tennessee River in Limestone County could have led to a meltdown.</P> <P>Johnson says she's speaking out to Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:33:19 +0000 The Associated Press 33746 at http://apr.org Engineer Warns Of Problems At Ala. Nuclear Plant TVA To Add About 100 Jobs To Browns Ferry http://apr.org/post/tva-add-about-100-jobs-browns-ferry The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to add around 100 jobs at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in the next year. The plan, announced Wednesday, is part of an effort to improve performance and safety. TVA chief nuclear officer Preston Swafford says officials will probably start the hiring process in a couple of months. Keith Polson, Browns Ferry site vice president, says the new jobs will involve various specialties such as engineering, maintenance, radiation protection, chemistry, work control and emergency planning. Browns Ferry, in Limestone County, has about 1,300 employees and 7 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:58:23 +0000 The Associated Press 17823 at http://apr.org TVA To Add About 100 Jobs To Browns Ferry Alabama Nuclear Plant Review Results In Violation http://apr.org/post/alabama-nuclear-plant-review-results-violation <p>Federal regulators have issued a violation to the Tennessee Valley Authority after an inspection at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in northern Alabama. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a statement that its staff will increase oversight at the facility. The agency said the &quot;white&quot; finding for all three of the facility&#39;s units comes after NRC inspectors found that plant operators and employees were unable to adequately perform newly implemented procedures for a safe plant shutdown. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:27:21 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 16255 at http://apr.org Alabama Nuclear Plant Review Results In Violation