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TVA seeks comments on Browns Ferry license renewal

ATHENS – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Subsequent License Renewal Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

TVA will host a public meeting March 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Calhoun Community College’s Decatur in the Advanced Technology Center. Detailed information is available at www.tva.com/nepa.

Renewal of the current operating licenses would allow Browns Ferry to continue supplying approximately 3,900 megawatts electric capacity for an additional 20 years.

The SEIS addresses the potential environmental effects associated with obtaining Nuclear Regulatory Commission subsequent license renewals for the Browns Ferry Units 1, 2, and 3. Renewal of the current operating licenses would permit operations for an additional 20 years past the current operating license terms, which expire in 2033, 2034, and 2036 for Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

Browns Ferry’s current baseload generation supports future forecasted baseload power needs, as outlined in the TVA’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, by helping to maintain grid stability and generating capacity for TVA’s generation portfolio mix.

Comments must be received or postmarked by March 27 and may be submitted to J. Taylor Johnson, NEPA Specialist, 1101 Market Street, BR 2C-C, Chattanooga, TN, 37402, online at tva.com/nepa or by email to [email protected]. Electronic submission is encouraged to ensure timely review and consideration. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.

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