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TVA cancels 4 A-reactors because of cost overruns

The Tennessee Valley Authority canceled four unfinished atomic reactors Wednesday, despite a $2.7 billion investment, because of cost overruns projected at nearly $14 billion.

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The TVA board voted unanimously to accept a staff recommendation to cancel two reactors at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant near Nashville, Tenn., and two reactors at the Yellow Creek facility near Iuka, Miss.