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Watts Bar 2 Shut Down After Turbine Building Fire

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) declared an Unusual Event at Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee due to a fire inside the turbine building.
 
The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes and no offsite assistance was requested. No injuries were reported.
 
Unit 2 was shut down and making preparations for startup at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation. Unit 1 continued to operate at full power.
 
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