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A large, integrated team from across the site worked together to safely complete the first Watts Bar used fuel storage campaign during the past several weeks. The team, which included Watts Bar employees, Holtec and D&Z team members, and support from Sequoyah and Browns Ferry, loaded 222 used fuel assemblies into six massive storage cask (shown behind the team) below the overall project dose goal.

Safety, Continuous Improvement Make First Used Fuel Storage Campaign a Watts Bar Team Success

A very large and integrated team focused on safety and continuous improvement to successfully complete Watts Bar’s first used fuel storage campaign. During a span of seven weeks, the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) team loaded and moved 222…

A Typical Superb Heat Dissipater Fuel Basket Made from Metamic HT, Manufactured at Orrvilon, Ohio

Bolstering Public Health & Safety by Proto-Prompt Decommissioning of Closing Nuclear Plants

The risk of an accidental pool drain-down precipitating the dreaded specter of zirconium fire, while non-credibly improbable, stalks the decision-making process of every nuclear plant owner preparing to draw down its work force after ceasing operations.  Addressing this concern has…

Watts Bar Team in Front of the New ISFSI Pad with Loaded HI-STORM FW Casks

Watts Bar Completes its Premier Pool-to-Pad Canister Loading Campaign, Successfully Overcoming its Subgrade Liquefaction Challenge

We are pleased to report the safe and successful completion of the first cask loading campaign at Watts Bar, home of TVA’s newest PWR located on the Tennessee River. The plant utilizes Holtec’s high capacity MPC-37 canister, whose high heat…