Nuclear Policy Outlook

Nuclear Policy Outlook May/June 2007

The restart of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Brown Ferry 1 reactor last month marks a major achievement for the U.S. nuclear energy industry. Although TVA did not build the reactor from scratch, it completed the Brown Ferry 1 project on schedule and within budget expectations. This augurs well for other companies exploring construction of new reactors in the United States. This issue of Nuclear Policy Outlook examines what made TVA’s effort successful and what this means for the rest of the industry.