These members of the Nuclear Crime Syndicate ‘kill me’ (pun intended) by running these extremely old and dangerous reactors ‘until the wheels fall off’ should ALL be rounded up and executed state-by-state with the approved death penalty allowed by that state for the “Crimes Against Humanity” they are exposing us to EVERYDAY OF OUR LIVES! You kids will not live a long and prosperous because all their primary income will be ‘eaten up’ by Hospice when their cancers finally do hit.. AND HIT THEY WILL!
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Critics are raising alarms over the age of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, which opened 46 years ago on the banks of the Tennessee River and is still operating.
Some say equipment at the three-reactor plant is being forced to generate power longer than originally intended and that the storage of spent nuclear fuel is a growing problem, The Decatur Daily reported.
But both the Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the plant, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the public shouldn’t worry about the plant, located about 40 miles west of Huntsville.
The first reactor at Browns Ferry opened on Dec. 20, 1973 as the U.S. nuclear industry was growing. The plant has had major problems since, including a serious fire in 1975 and poor operating reviews in 2010.
Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, called the age of the plant “a huge issue looming on the horizon.”
“TVA is making the equipment and the plant work longer and harder than it was originally designed for,” said Smith, who also serves on a council that advises TVA directors. “People need to be very concerned about this.”
The Washington-based Union for Concerned Scientists said that having 46 years of spent fuel stored onsite in pools could be a threat to the entire region.