published Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Former board member told TVA board to stop building nuclear power program

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    Former TVA board chairman S. David Freeman.
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Should TVA stop building its nuclear program?

S. David Freeman, a Chattanooga native and former TVA board member told the Tennessee Valley Authority board this morning they should stop building their nuclear power program.

“Maybe it’s just so demanding that it just inherently will have more cost overruns.

I’m not here to criticize, but to implore you to just stop.”

Freeman reminded the board that he led TVA when the agency had too many nuclear plants on the board which at once had had similar problems.

TVA is a learning organization, he told them, and they slowed down then to get a better handle on the problem.

“You have tried it another way and are getting the same results. Maybe the problem is the technology,” he said.

Read more in Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Pam Sohn...

Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...

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