November 22nd , 2013 10:32 am Leave a comment

Sequoyah Nuclear Plant’s unit 1 back online

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SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says unit 1 at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy Daisy is back online.

During a recent refueling outage, workers tested more than 350 valves and pumps, as well as replaced 93 fuel assemblies. There was also scaffolding and insulation work.

The agency said unit operators will be raising power output over the next couple of days until the 1,160-megawatt unit is at full capacity.

It is one of six nuclear power generating units operated by TVA at three facilities.

At full capacity, it and the plant’s 1,160-megawatt unit 2 combined produce enough electricity for more than 1.3 million homes.

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