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March 19, 2014

3 Browns Ferry reactors operating after refueling

—  All three reactors at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant are operating again.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says the plant's Unit 3 reactor is returning to full power again after being shut down for refueling.

Workers replaced 288 fuel assemblies during the outage, and they also replaced and refurbished other parts of the reactor and its generating turbine.

The plant's other two reactors continued operated during the work.

The plant is on the Tennessee River near Athens. It generates enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.

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