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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is challenging the Tennessee Valley Authority for what it calls a “chilled work environment” at an East Tennessee nuclear power plant.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA officials met Tuesday with the NRC to talk about reports that employees at the Watts Barr power plant in Spring City, Tennessee, don’t feel comfortable taking safety concerns to TVA management.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander came out strongly Wednesday against renewing wind industry tax incentives.

On the floor of the Senate Wednesday morning, Alexander said the $27 billion worth of federal wind power subsidies would be better spent on renewable energy research, or on reducing the national debt.

During his comments, Alexander highlighted the Tennessee Valley Authority’s experience with a wind farm it built in East Tennessee.