NRC schedules meeting with TVA to discuss flood mitigation strategies at Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear power plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a public meeting for Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss flood-related improvement strategies for the Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear plants with Tennessee Valley Authority officials.

The Sequoyah plant is on Chickamauga Lake about 16 miles northeast of Chattanooga, and the Watts Bar plant is on Watts Bar Lake about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville. Both lakes are part of the Tennessee River system and TVA must account for potential flooding in the plant site design and emergency procedures. TVA requested the meeting with the NRC to provide an update to the NRC staff.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST in the NRC Region II office, 245 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Suite 1200, in Atlanta. The meeting is open to the public, but it is possible some portions of the meeting may be closed if the information relates to plant security. NRC officials will be available to answer questions from the public after the business portion of the meeting.