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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007

Restart at Browns Ferry Unit 1 expected soon

Officials at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant were preparing Sunday to bring the refurbished Unit 1 reactor online, following a shutdown that lasted almost 22 years.

Although no precise date has been set for the restart, it is expected to come online this month.

An official at the plant said late Sunday that preparations were continuing and that officials would release a statement following the restart.

Officials idled the three Browns Ferry reactors in 1985 over management and operational concerns.

Units 2 and 3 were placed back in service in 1991 and 1995.

Chris Paschenko

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