Watts Bar 2 Off Until Summer; Concerns over Safety Culture Persist May 5, 2017By Wayne BarberThe Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit, which went offline in March because of an equipment problem, is expected to remain down until sometime this summer. Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:Michigan Dam Faces Shutdown over Longtime Safety ConcernsFERC has given a Michigan hydropower company until March 1 to correct serious violations of federal safety regulations or once again face an order to shut down.NRC Plant Rating MethodologyThe NRC's plant rating methodology is based on data submitted quarterly by plant operators (“performance indicators”) and inspections by resident inspectors and regional staff.Federal BriefsNews briefs on the federal agencies that impact those doing business in the RTO footprints. This week we include the NRC, the Energy Department and the EPA. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.