Nuclear Power & Radiation

In Tennessee, Time Comes for a Nuclear Plant 4 Decades in the Making

"When the Tennessee Valley Authority first ordered Watts Bar 2, the nuclear reactor now approaching completion here, demand for electricity was growing at 7 percent a year and coal supplies were uncertain. The mercury, soot and acid rain that coal produced were simply accepted as the way things were, and many of the people who now worry about global warming had not yet been born."

Source: NY Times, 10/20/2014


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