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Bellefonte sale could take up to 2 years; comments sought

Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (Source: WAFF) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (Source: WAFF)
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

It could take two years before the transfer of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in Jackson County to its new owners is complete.

And there's still time for you to tell the Tennessee Valley Authority your opinion on the sale.

TVA officials say closing on a nuclear plant is much more time-consuming than selling your family home.

It's been nearly five months since the sale of Bellefonte to Nuclear Development LLC, who plans to finish the work necessary to make it a working nuclear plant.

READ MORE: Company purchases unfinished nuclear power plant for $111 million

TVA wants you to participate in commenting on the draft environmental assessment for the property. This allows people to give input, which the TVA can use to decide to continue with the transfer to the new owners or end the sale.

Right now, the TVA still maintains the facility they're still plenty active in and around the plant.

The utility recently used helicopters for training around the plant's high transmission lines. The goal was to reduce fatigue by using choppers to get to the top to do work instead of making the climb.

TVA officials say comments to the draft environmental assessment are due to TVA by May 1. Click here to leave your comments.

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