TODAY: TVA to hold emergency exercise at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

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ATHENS, Ala. – Federal, state and local agencies will join Tennessee Valley Authority personnel today for an emergency preparedness drill at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. The drill is part of a series of exercises required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Nearly 1,000 people working in and around the area will be involved in the drill. That may lead in increased vehicle traffic in the area. There may also be sirens triggered both on and off-site.

Results from the drill will be shared in a future public meeting.