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TVA Receives Operating License for Watts Bar Nuclear Unit 2

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has received an operating license for its Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the license on Thursday, approving the process for TVA to begin putting the nation's first new nuclear generation of the 21st century into service at the site near Spring City, Tenn.

"This achievement signifies more than a stage in construction for TVA," said President and CEO Bill Johnson. "It demonstrates to the people of the Valley that we have taken every step possible to deliver low cost, carbon-free electricity safely ...

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