Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://apr.org en NRC Inspecting Farley Nuclear In Southeast Ala. http://apr.org/post/nrc-inspecting-farley-nuclear-southeast-ala <p>Federal regulators are conducting a special inspection at Farley Nuclear Plant in southeast Alabama following an electrical failure earlier this month.</p><p></p><p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a two-member team will assess the plant, which is located at Columbia along the Chattahoochee River.</p><p>The NRC says the failure occurred during testing on electrical circuits on the plant's Unit 2 reactor.</p><p>The circuits that failed would start cooling equipment during an accident at the plant, but regulators say backup systems were available.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:52:26 +0000 The Associated Press 45428 at http://apr.org NRC Inspecting Farley Nuclear In Southeast Ala. 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 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