Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor Vol. 25 No. 09
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March 05, 2021

Watts Bar 2 Tritium Production Less Than Expected in 2021; Reactor Has ‘Degraded Steam Generator’

By Dan Leone
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor, which began producing tritium for nuclear weapons on Nov. 19, will irradiate a bit more than half as many tritium-producing rods as hoped in fiscal year 2021, the National Nuclear Security Administration…
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