Hartsville Nuclear Plant

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The Hartsville Nuclear Plant is a canceled nuclear power plant project located near Hartsville, Tennessee. To be built and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it was to have four General Electric boiling water reactors.

A cooling tower from the canceled plant

Land along the Cumberland River was acquired by TVA in the late 1960s for construction of the plant which was to accommodate the electricity demand for the 1980s. Construction began in 1975. The Plant B reactors were canceled on March 22, 1983 and the Plant A reactors were canceled on August 29, 1984.[1]

There are currently plans to turn 550 acres (220 ha) of the 1,940-acre (790 ha) property into an industrial park[1] similar to what became of the Satsop Nuclear Plant in Washington.


  1. ^ a b Tennessee Valley Authority. "Hartsville Nuclear Plant Site, Transfer of TVA Property For Industrial Park" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 5, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009.

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Coordinates: 36°20′57.00″N 86°5′3.00″W / 36.3491667°N 86.0841667°W / 36.3491667; -86.0841667