TVA Presents 2 Dodge Chargers To Rhea County Sheriff

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

Representatives from TVA presented the Rhea County Sheriff's Department with two Dodge Chargers during a Tuesday night County Commission meeting as a symbol of gratitude. Rhea County is the location of TVA's newest nuclear power plant, the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

The Watts Bar Unit 2 will be the first nuclear reactor built in the United States in over two decades. Under construction now, the projected completion date is December 2015.

According to TVA, the Watts Bar Unit 1 currently provides electricity to nearly 650,000 people.

The new reactor will double this.

TVA Manager Nancy Mitchell also presented the Commission with another gift of goodwill. She said TVA would be supporting Rhea County to seek federal and state grant money to develop the Watts Bar Resevoir area.

She said, "We hope we can continue to partner for something to go in at the Watts Bar Resort." TVA has worked with Rhea County since 1939.

During the meeting, a resolution to reappoint Barbara Mauldin to the Board of Directors of the Rhea County Medical Center was also passed.


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