Watts Bar Unit 2 Reactivation
The Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant (WBN) is located in southeastern Tennessee approximately 50 miles NE of Chattanooga and is owned by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The site has two Westinghouse-designed Pressurized Water Reactors.
Watts Bar Unit 1 received a full power operating license in early 1996, and is presently the last power reactor to be licensed in the U.S. TVA suspended construction of Watts Bar Unit 2 in 1985. On Aug 3 2007, TVA informed NRC of its plan to resume construction of Watts Bar Unit 2.
On July 7, 2008, the NRC issued an Order extending the Watts Bar Unit 2 construction permit completion date to March 31, 2013. A Federal Register notice describing this Order and how persons adversely affected by the Order can request a hearing can be found at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-15796.pdf .
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For more information about Watts Bar, see the following:
- Meeting Summaries
- Key Correspondence
- Construction Inspection Information
- Project Plan Milestone Timeline
- Related Documents and Other Resources
- Inspection Manual Chapters
- Inspection Procedures
- Basic References