THE OFFICE OF SENATOR STEVE LIVINGSTON
100 East Peachtree Street, Scottsboro, Alabama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2021
Bellefonte Nuclear Plant
Scottsboro, AL, September 20, 2021- Senator Steve Livingston (R- Scottsboro) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the news that TVA surrendered the construction permit on Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.
Livingston’s statement reads:
“The news of TVA surrendering the construction permit on the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant is extremely disappointing and a very sad announcement for our area. After almost 50 years and rate payers’ dollars in excess of some $9 billion invested in the plant, our hopes of seeing Bellefonte come to fruition have been quelled again. Bellefonte has brought many wonderful families to our corner of Northeast Alabama along with the prospect of some great jobs and the promise of bolstering our local economy.
However, with this most recent announcement, we can choose to view the glass as half full or half empty. I see this as an opportunity for us in Jackson County to rally around the process of re-purposing Bellefonte to bring those great jobs to our area and grow our local economy. Meetings have begun and are being scheduled with TVA to discuss how to repurpose Bellefonte.
I will continue to fight for Jackson County, to strengthen our community, and to come up with creative ways to use the Bellefonte property. This is a time for our community to come together to bring something to the Bellefonte property that will materialize and work on our behalf. Now is the time for Jackson County to seize this opportunity for our future.”
With any questions or comments regarding the repurposing of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, please contact Senator Livingston’s District Office 256-218-3090.