TVA, Other Agencies to Conduct Nuclear Drill
Oct. 6, 2009
ATHENS, Ala. – TVA and other federal, state and local agencies will conduct a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
The drill will involve about 1,000 TVA and state of Alabama employees and emergency responders in Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties.
Residents of these counties may see radiological monitoring teams or other responders in action during the drill and may hear on-site and off-site sirens. The emergency preparedness exercise is part of a long-term drill and exercise program.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also creates economic development opportunities and manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
Craig Beasley, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, (256) 729-2520
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000