Sinkhole Develops Under Tennessee’s Boone Dam – Nuclear Reactors Downstream

 Top Official: “Sinkhole has sunk further… we have water coming through dam” upstream of nuclear plants; “Now agency’s top priority”; “Continued flow…could destabilize dam” — Section caved in at base — Gov’t not disclosing inundation maps over security concerns; Private meeting with facility in path.

May 4, 2015


WJHL, Apr 28, 2015 (emphasis added): [T]he head of the nation’s largest pTN_nuclearublic utility… TVA President Bill Johnson toured Boone Dam [and] said water was moving through the base of the earth filled portion of the dam carrying sediment… “we do have water coming through the dam because the sinkhole has sunk further,” Johnson said pointing to a section of caved-in parking lot at the base of Boone Dam… Johnson said it is essential for TVA to figure out how to stop the flow of water through the base… because continued flow of sediment-laden lake water could destabilize the dam.

Video report:





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *