- Location: Athens, Alabama
- Owner / Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
- Construction Cost: $3.9B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 3,400 MW (combined)
- Property Size: 840 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 1,500
- Expected Shut Down Date: 2033 – 2036
- Current DTF Balance: $1.0B (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $2.5B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $2.1B (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 2,221 metric tons
The Brown’s Ferry nuclear site consists of three General Electric boiling water reactors. Construction began in 1966 with operations commencing in 1974. At the time of operations, Brown’s Ferry was the world’s largest operating plant.
In 2006, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the licenses for all three reactors, extending their licensed operation for an additional twenty years with shutdown anticipated as follows: Unit 1 (2033), Unit 2 (2034) and Unit 3 (2036).
The Brown’s Ferry nuclear power plant is located within Limestone County, Alabama. As of 2016:
- Population: 95,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $38,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.6%
The Brown’s Ferry nuclear power plant employs 1,500 workers who receive an annual payroll of $93M. Limestone County receives approximately $8M annually as payments in lieu of taxes from TVA.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Jonathan Corso, Atlanta Regional Office, t: (404) 730-3023, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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