With construction of Unit 2 now 99 percent complete, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is poised to bring online the first new nuclear power production of the 21st century. The plant will generate 2,250 megawatts of carbon-free electricity—enough to power 1.3 million homes.
TVA has found the fix for seepage at Boone Dam: a composite seepage barrier made of non-erodible material. Construction will take five to seven years. Maximum safety measures for area residents and businesses will remain in place throughout the process.