Sequoyah Unit 2 Back Online

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Unit 2 reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant returned to service at 4:53 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, following the successful completion of a refueling and maintenance outage.  Plant operators will be raising power over the next several days until the unit once again achieves full power.

“The nuclear professionals at Sequoyah did an outstanding job in safely completing approximately 10,000 activities, while working more than 194,000 work-hours and maintaining the safe operation of Unit 1 at 100 percent power,” said John Carlin, Sequoyah site vice president.

“The work accomplished during this outage by a dedicated TVA team, augmented by more than 600 supplemental contract workers, will ensure safe and efficient operations continue at Sequoyah,” he said.

During the outage, workers removed all nuclear fuel assemblies from the reactor, swapping 105 of them for new assemblies, and performed routine inspections of the reactor vessel. These detailed inspections confirmed all components met or exceeded design requirements and were fully able to perform their safety functions.

Additional scheduled inspections found no issues with the unit’s steam generators that were installed during the 2012 refueling outage. Other routine maintenance activities included replacement of components within the reactor coolant system and the replacement of a low-pressure turbine rotor.

Sequoyah Unit 2 is one of six nuclear power generating units operated by TVA at three facilities. At full capacity, Sequoyah’s two, 1,100-megawatt units produce enough electricity to power more than 1.3 million homes while producing no carbon emissions. TVA also operates three units at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Decatur, Al., and one unit at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tn., where a second unit is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.


New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: 2K ONE DESIGNS 7018 GRAZING LANE BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 A DEBBIE COLBURN MINISTRY 5607 CLEMONS RD EAST RIDGE, TN 37412 A K ROOFING & MORE LLC 8320 WEXFORD LN CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421 ALL SAWS LLC 5958 SNOW HILL RD STE 144 BOX 102 OOLTEWAH, TN 37363 ALLN1MEDIA 2001 DAISY ST ... (click for more)

Former City Attorney Randy Nelson Goes On Disability Status

 By Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court entered February 17, 2017, the law license of Randall Lee Nelson was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Section 27.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Mr. Nelson cannot practice law while on disability inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee Supreme Court ... (click for more)

Man, Child Killed In Crash On Highway 136 In Walker County; 2nd Child Seriously Injured

A man and an unrestrained five-year-old child were killed when a vehicle went out of control on Highway 136 in Walker County on Saturday. A 10-year-old in the car was seriously injured. The driver was thrown from the van and was dead at the scene. The five-year-old was trapped in the vehicle and also died at the wreck site at Ponder Creek Road. The Georgia State Patrol ... (click for more)

2 People Shot After Domestic Dispute In Brainerd; Corey Moon Taken Into Custody On Saturday Night

Two people were shot during a domestic dispute in Brainerd late Friday night.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:17 p.m. to the 4700 block of Rogers Road on a shooting. The following are the preliminary facts of that investigation.   Officers were able to locate two victims, Cortez Moon, 23, and Terri Dossett, 45, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot ... (click for more)

Rhonda Thurman: Speaking The Truth About CSLA - And Response

One parent called me a “Liar” during Thursday’s Facilities meeting. Others from CSLA have been a bit more creative saying that I spread “misinformation”, “falsehoods” and “spread inaccurate statements”. Then there were more descriptive terms- “arrogant”, “uninformed”, “unprofessional”- if these CSLA parents don’t stop, they are going to hurt my feelings. In this letter, I will attempt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Illegals Cost Us Billions

We learned over the weekend that John Kelly, our new Secretary of Homeland Security, has just prepared two strongly-worded memos that could greatly enhance federal authorities to detain and/or deport illegal immigrants both inside the United States and those caught at our borders. All rational United States citizens know we have a horrible problem with illegals – in 2010 the annual ... (click for more)