CEO - CFO Segments and media Q&A May 2, 2016 on TVA's FY 2016 Report
TVA Board Meeting, Dus Rogers, CEO Jackson Co. AL. Economic Development Authority
TVA Board of Directors, the vote - as the song says, "Who do you think you're fool'n?"
VA President and CEO Bill Johnson says the 1,600 acre site will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. It has been appraised at $36 million." http://whnt.com/2016/05/05/tva-board-votes-to-sell-bellefonte-nuclear-plant-to-highest-bidder/
The truth about Bellefonte from a nuclear engineer in 13 minutes. Politicians and appointed officials thinking this cannibalized nuclear plant will ever go critical and produce electricity demonstrates the a failure to accept the reality of facts regarding the Bellefonte Nuclear Facility. https://youtu.be/OV4KR8GAhTg
BREDL/BEST/MATRR, SACE and the Union of Concerned Scientists have been telling local leaders about the facts for more than 8 years. No one in local political power, elected or appointed, has the good sense to accept the truth. Instead, they buy the nuclear special interests propaganda and deceit. Facts from everyone which have demonstrated the risk of failure is huge - GAO, UCS, Rockbridge, American University School of Communications, GE CEO, NIRS and various news reporting agencies across the U.S. Still they hang on to nuclear promises of deceit. Government officials gross negligence has cost the TVA ratepayers in excess of $50 - FIFTY- Billion Dollars - $50,000,000,000.00, that amount does not reflect the entire future commitments as reflected by TVA's SEC 10-K Report; this also does not include the potential for the $4 billion $4,000,000,000.00 loss of Bellefonte to cover TVA bad management. http://bestmatrrmoneysink.blogspot.com/
Federal elected political and appointed officials in the executive and legislative branch of our Federal government, TVA Executives and Board of Directors have failed the citizens and caused serious harm to TVA itself.
Report on Bellefonte Usage - Public Comments https://www.tva.com/file_source/TVA/Site%20Content/News/Bellefonte/Bellefonte%20Nuclear%20Plant%20Site%20Comment%20Report.pdf
BEST MATRR's Letter to the TVA
March 17, 2016
Dear Ms. Quirk and the TVA Board of Directors,
The members of BEST-MATRR recommend that you do not sell the Bellefonte property. We again advocate for developing TVA’s Bellefonte site as a model utility-scale solar power plant, with back-up generation provided by river turbines, wind, and/or hydro-storage capacity. We emphatically oppose the sale of this valuable TVA asset, because we think that is shortsighted and would deprive future generation of this asset in order to reduce the debt that TVA has amassed with its unwise nuclear expenditures at this site and elsewhere in the Valley – thus adding insult to injury for ratepayers in the Tennessee Valley.
TVA has made the proper decision in withdrawing the license applications for Units 3 and 4. TVA should do the same with the construction licenses for Units 1 and 2. For a detailed analysis with the many reasons that Units 1 and 2 should never be finished go to the 2011 report prepared by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Fairewinds Associates: http://www.cleanenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/F_SACE_Bellefonte_Rpt_080911.pdf .
TVA was created to improve the well-being of Tennessee Valley residents through flood control and production of electricity, to provide environmental stewardship for the Tennessee River Basin, and to lead the nation in energy innovation.
Rethinking development of Bellefonte gives the TVA an opportunity to lead this nation in renewable sustainable energy, by using the installed grid and building on the infrastructure already invested at the site. Bellefonte is a good location for both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal solar dish-engine arrays, and could be a model plant for showcasing utility-scale solar potential in non-desert environments.
Bellefonte is also ideal for providing sources of backup energy for solar from river turbine generators powered by the swift current there or from pump storage hydro energy from the mountain plateau directly across the river. There could even conceivably be heat storage sinks in the existing empty reactor cavities, to store heat energy collected by thermal solar dish arrays for 24/7 heat engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generation.
Thank you for your consideration and for your service.
Stewart Horn, President
Gretel Johnston, Vice President/Secretary
Garry Morgan, Treasurer
Bellefonte Efficiency & Sustainability Team (BEST) Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation (MATRR) firstname.lastname@example.org