Sequoyah Unit One back on line after maintenance

Sequoyah Nuke2

from TVA

SODDY-DAISY, Tennessee (WDEF) – TVA was grateful this Thanksgiving for the return of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1.

The Unit had been down for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

The work was complete on Thanksgiving and the Unit returned to full capacity over the weekend.

During the process, crews replaced 80 of the unit’s 193 fuel assemblies and inspected other plant systems.

“The entire Sequoyah team, supported by our valued and highly skilled union and contract partners, safely completed more than 13,650 work activities during the outage,” said Tom Marshall, Sequoyah site vice president. “The work the team performed puts Unit 1 in a position to continue to operate safely and reliably over the next 18-month cycle. Our employees and contract partners take great pride in completing the high-quality work needed to ensure Sequoyah continues to provide reliable, low-cost, carbon-free electricity to the people and businesses of the region.”

TVA has seven nuclear reactors working across their system.  That’s the third largest fleet in the nation.

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