by: Arnie Gundersen
Today the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Fairewinds Associates issued a report to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority regarding numerous concerns with the Bellefonte Unit 1 nuclear project. First designed with slide rules back in 1968, Bellefonte Unit 1 is America's oldest nuclear power plant that has yet to generate any electricity. TVA began construction in 1974, mothballed the plant in 1988, and cannibalized the plant for scrap metal between 2006 and 2008. Alarmingly, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently allowed construction of Bellefonte Unit 1 by TVA to start again with its 1968 design and its 40-year old weakened foundation and containment. In the video and in its report, Fairewinds identifies seven areas of substantial risk for TVA if it continues to construct this aged facility.
Reports mentioned by Arnie Gundersen regarding Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station are archived at Southern Alliance for Clean Energy:
1. 08/09/2011 - SACE Bellefonte Gundersen Rpt
2. 08/09/2011 - Bellefonte Rpt Attachments
View Live Ustream Radiation Detectors in a larger map