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Duke Energy expects to settle criminal inquiry sparked by ash spill

...disaster ranks as the third worse spill of its kind in the nation's history.In 2008, an earthen dam at a Tennessee Valley Authority ash dump in Kingston, Tenn., collapsed, sending an estimated 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/duke-energy-expects-settle
Multiyear fuel processing project begins at Savannah River Site

...again."Once processed, the fuel will be available for commercial power reactors like those operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Waste generated by the process will be sent to the site's Defense Waste Processing Facility where it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-26/multiyear-fuel-processing-pro
Small modular reactor development faces slow, fading progress at Savannah River Site

...an Energy Department grant was offered to a rival group led by Babcock & Wilcox Co. in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel Corp.SRS has not delved into SMR development since then, and other projects have slowed down the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-11/small-modular-reactor-develo
Liberals helped more

...Roosevelt enacted Social Security, and today many seniors would be in serious trouble without it. He created the Tennessee Valley Authority to stop the flooding every spring, and built dams to produce electricity that helped industrialize the South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-02/liberals-helped-more
Developer in rural Georgia tries building coal-fired power plant

...historic lows, making coal expensive by comparison. Big regional utilities including Southern Co. and the Tennessee Valley Authority are shuttering old coal-fired plants and replacing them with gas-burning units. The only coal plants that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/developer-rural-georgia-tries
Changes to H-Canyon at Savannah River Site expected to reduce waste, costs

...created when highly enriched uranium is converted into low enriched uranium, some of which is transferred to the Tennessee Valley Authority to produce electricity. The waste minimization plan designed by SRNS supports continued use of H-Canyon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-04/changes-h-canyon-savannah-ri
Dangerous sodium reactor spent fuel dissolved at Savannah River Site

...thorium-uranium alloy that made it unsuitable for fabricating fuel for nuclear energy power plants such as the Tennessee Valley Authority.In 2011, the Sodium Reactor Experiment material was singled out by a federal oversight panel as needing urgent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/dangerous-sodium-reactor-spe
Republicans ruinous

...Let's take a look back.From 1933 to 1981, there were many socialistic programs such as Social Security; the Tennessee Valley Authority; the Works Project Administration to put people to work; the Civilian Conservation Corps that built the national...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-07/republicans-ruinous
Savannah River Site modernizes tracking program for nuclear bomb reservoirs

...changes, vibration, centrifugal force and drop tests. Workers also extract tritium from fuel rods produced at Tennessee Valley Authority reactors and from both surplus and active warhead reservoirs.Though the number of nuclear warheads in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-21/srs-modernizes-tracking-progr
Critics of small modular reactors forecast financial risk

...Department of Energy grant was offered to a rival group led by Babcock & Wilcox Co. in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel Corporation.The second round of funding assistance was announced earlier this year, which resurrected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-08/critics-small-modular-reactor