Tenn. – Sinkhole Under Dam Emergency

It is not salt dome related – but bad enough!

ENE-News – Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Water now seeping out — Gov’t notified of ‘stability issues’, plants begin evaluating potential flood impacts — Official: An ‘uncommon’ occurrence, we’re monitoring it continuously and working around clock — Structure same height as Niagra Falls

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MAP shows distance from dam to Browns Ferry NPP

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11 thoughts on “Tenn. – Sinkhole Under Dam Emergency

  1. Talk about a dam almost busting read about this dam in 1983.

    Water Vapor Almost Busts Dam.
    A strange phenomenon was shredding Glen Canyon Dam. Here’s how it was saved.
    http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2003-03/water-vapor-almost-busts-dam

    This is Spillway repair at Glen Canyon Dam after the flood of June 1983
    Challenge at Glen Canyon this is (Part 1) it goes to three.
    1983 glen canyon dam spillway cavitation

    You can ever have cavitation on boat propeller.

  2. This is a map of the Tennessee river and the Cumberland river both got into the Ohio River in Kentucky.
    It got all the Dams and Fossil plants and Nuclear plants on map.
    Boone Dam get it water from South Holston Dam and the Watauga Dam and Wilbur Dam.
    http://www.tnfish.org/files/TennesseeCumberlandDamsReservoirsRiversPowerPlantsWatershed_TWRA.htm#EastTN

    Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill
    As far as Kingston Fossil Plant I think it’s up and running after the coal fly ash slurry spill in 2008.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Fossil_Plant_coal_fly_ash_slurry_spill

    • The big worry is that if anything happens with a dam fail the nearby NPPs may have extended loss of of electricity for backup power to run cooling pools etc.
      They can only handle very short term power interuption as many (in my opinion) falsified backup plans with inferior generators bought from retired cruise ships etc.
      Lots of that info came out in Nebraska flood near Calhoun NPP a little bit ago.

  3. “East Tennessee Flume Line”

    THE BIRTH OF THE OCOEE’S
    Re-construction of the Ocoee Flume.
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmcmin2/Ocoee.htm

    The 24-MW Ocoee Dam No. 1 project began commercial operation in 1912 to deliver electricity to Chattanooga, Tenn., and the surrounding region.
    Ocoee Dam No. 1 history
    http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/hr/print/volume-31/issue-06/article/hydro-hall-of-fame-ocoee-dam-no-1-a-legacy-of-progress.html

    The Ocoee River Gorge
    What about Ocoee Dam No. 1 and Ocoee Powerhouse No. 2 and Ocoee Dam No. 2 and Ocoee Powerhouse No. 3 and Ocoee Dam No. 3
    There a lot of white water Rafting goes on there.
    http://www.tva.com/river/recreation/ocoee.htm

  4. I always like Norris Dam
    Construction of Norris Dam began in 1933, just a few months after the creation of TVA, and was completed in 1936.
    Norris Dam is 265 feet high and stretches 1,860 feet across the Clinch River.
    Boone Dam is 160 feet high and stretches 1,697 feet across the South Fork Holston River
    http://www.tva.gov/sites/norris.htm

    All three floodgate were open in this video at Norris Dam.
    And good look at the old grain mill house.

    The beginning of TVA
    Valley of the Tennessee, made in 1944.

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