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TVA: Hartsville Nuclear Plant Will Stay Dormant

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HARTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Association said an unfinished nuclear power plant in Hartsville will stay that way for several years.

The site is not in the power supplier's 20 year plan. Construction on the Hartsville plant started in the 1970's.

The project more than doubled the area's population. But after spending nearly two billion dollars, TVA abandoned construction in the 1980s.
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TVA still owns the property, and even has security around the facility, but there is no activity.

"Right now that site is basically dormant. It's important for the folks up there if they think we might reactivate, it's not likely. At least for the foreseeable future," said TVA Nuclear Communications Ray Golden.

TVA's 20 year plan calls for less coal, more nuclear power and more energy efficiency, which does not include Hartsville.

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