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Browns Ferry Photographs

Below are high-resolution photographs taken during the media briefing on March 25, 2011. All pictures were taken by media pool photographer Michael Mercier of The Huntsville Times.

Equipment hatch of Unit 2 with concrete walls 7 feet thick

Low dose waiting area

A snubber which isolates vibrations for Unit 1. This is part of the seismic activity safety equipment.

The Reactor Core Isolation Coolant system on Unit 1.

The concrete hatch closed on the Unit 1 reactor.

Fire hoses attached to water valves that are an alternative method to get water onto the spent fuel pool and reactor vessel.

Refueling Floor

TVA workers carry out refueling operations on the Unit 2 reactor.

A portion of a panel of the switch gear that routes power from the diesel generators to the electrically powered safety equipment in case of a power failure.

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Matthew Rasmussen, Operations Superintendent explains the remote shut down panel of Unit 1.

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The water intake from the Tennessee River into the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

The containment door of the Unit 2 reactor, opened for maintenance is 7 feet thick of reinforced concrete.

This is the equipment hatch of Unit 2 with concrete walls 7 ft. thick.

The hard vent pipe, a modification after the 3 Mile Island accident safely vents explosive hydrogen gas and disperses it in the atmosphere.

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TVA workers carry out refueling operations on the Unit 2 reactor.

Second photograph of TVA workers carrying out refueling operations on the Unit 2 reactor.

Underneath 27 ft. of water lie 12 ft. tall stainless steel racks of spent nuclear full at the top of Unit 1.

Second photograph of stainless steel racks of spent nuclear full at the top of Unit 1.

 

 

 

           
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