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From the April 26, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published April 26, 2013

By Jeannine Anderson
Editor
A man standing on the bank of the Tennessee River near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant fired shots at a TVA security guard just after 2 a.m. on April 21, TVA said. The security officer returned fire, whereupon the shooter fled. The security officer was not injured and incident is under investigation. The encounter occurred several hundred yards from the power plant’s protected area and the plant remained secure, TVA said. The Watts Bar plant staff declared an unusual event -- the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four emergency classifications. The Watts Bar plant is located near Spring City, Tenn. Watts Bar Unit 1 is at 100 percent power and Unit 2 is under construction.

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