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TVA reactor shuts down for second time in three weeks

NUCLEAR: The TVA shuts down its Watts Bar 2 for a second time in three weeks. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

ALSO:
• Regulators give Florida Power & Light 10 years to clean up saltwater threatening drinking water sources near its Turkey Point plant. (Miami Herald)
• The TVA detects elevated levels of a radioactive isotope from a groundwater monitoring well at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama. (Alabama Media Group)
• A new institute in Virginia is set to provide training and analysis to help protect nuclear plants from cyber attacks. (The News & Advance)

COAL:
North Carolina officials decide a Duke Energy coal ash basin doesn’t disproportionately affect low-income and minority residents. (Winston Salem-Journal)
• The judge in a closely-watched trial challenges Dominion Virginia Power and attorneys for the Sierra Club over data about pollution sources in groundwater. (Daily Press, The Virginian-Pilot)
• While the TVA is shutting down an Alabama power plant to make way for Google’s 14th data center, its coal ash is to remain in place. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)
• A second energy company sues Southern Co. over its delays in building the problem-plagued Kemper coal-gasification power plant. (Mississippi Today)

MANUFACTURING: GE Power is closing the Alstom facilities in Chattanooga it recently acquired. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

NATURAL GAS: Will more liquefied natural gas export facilities in Louisiana be able to compete amid a growing global glut? (LNG Industry)

WIND: Stakeholders take stock of technology advances and Virginia’s wind energy potential today during a conference at James Madison University. (Augusta Free Press)

COMMENTARY:
• Offshore wind makes good economic sense for the Carolinas. (Southeast Energy News)
Moving coal ash to landfills in Virginia is the best way to protect water quality and human health. (The Virginian-Pilot)
• Special interests are trying to manufacture a controversy over the utility-backed Amendment 1 about solar on Florida’s November ballot. (Tallahassee Democrat)
• Roanoke, Virginia’s potential as a medical hub depends on safe, clean water that now is threatened by the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (The Roanoke Times)

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