As Southeast states warm, TVA criticized on preparations for dealing with climate hazards

Report notes climate-connected shutdowns at Alabama nuclear facility

By: - February 8, 2023 6:59 am

In 2007, 2010, and 2011, the TVA had to shut down the Browns Ferry nuclear facility because water temperatures were too high to cool the generator “without significant environmental impact,” according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. (TVA)

WASHINGTON – Extreme weather patterns have sparked several improvements to the climate resiliency of Tennessee Valley Authority electrical infrastructure over the past two decades.

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Adam Goldstein
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Adam Goldstein was the D.C. Bureau intern for States Newsroom. Goldstein was a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, studying digital reporting. He is originally from San Francisco, and loves swimming, cooking, and the San Francisco 49ers.