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TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

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Following reported from Penn Power commercial website:

April 22, 2013
By Dorothy Davis


Quote (Dorothy Davis)


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday morning that its Region II staff has exited continuous monitoring status following the declaration of an Unusual Event due to a security incident at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant.

On April 21 just after 2 a.m. staff at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant notified the NRC of an event where gunshots were fired involving a TVA nuclear security officer. The officer was not injured and TVA reports the incident did pose a threat to the public.

According to the filing, the gunfight took place on the Tennessee River side of the plant property and several hundred yards from the site’s protected area, which houses the reactor and power production facilities.

Watts Bar has since exited from its Unusual Event status as plant staff confirmed that there were no lapses in security measures and the facility can continue to operate safely. TVA said the site remains under a heightened state of security as local law enforcement agencies assist with the ongoing investigation and search for the assailant.


Obviously,we are not now sure what happened, nor if this is linked to any other activity nationally ... Or just a stray hunter taking a pot shot at an armed guard near a nuclear power plant in the TN woods... Not. I have heard nothing in the national news media.

RE: TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

Never visited Watts Bar, Most of my nuclear visits have been to one station. IF it happened there I can't imagine not finding the intruder's body, the Security is HEAVILY armed, automatic rifles and carry sufficent ammo.

RE: TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

Any updates on this? Last I heard the FBI was involved and no info was available about what happened.

RE: TVA reports shootout at Watts Bar nuclear power plant

Still not able to find anything on this, swept under the rug perhaps?

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