Livingston urges voters to contact candidates regarding Bellefonte Project
September 26, 2017 Share

Livingston urges voters to contact candidates regarding Bellefonte Project

PHOTO: The Bellefonte Nuclear Plant was purchased by Nuclear Development LLC, who’s seeking to finish the plant and sell energy to the TVA. (Wikimedia Commons | “Bellefonte Nuclear Plant”)

By Staff Reports 

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — On Friday, Alabama Senator Steve Livingston (R – Scottsboro) urged voters to contact the candidates for the U.S. Senate seat regarding the future development of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

The government utility company, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) started construction on the project in 1974 and suspended work in 1988. In 2016, the project was abandoned and it was decided that the unfinished plant was to sold at auction.

Nuclear Development LLC then agreed to buy Bellefonte within two years of the November 2016 sales agreement for $111 million. The company is seeking to finish the plant and sell it’s power to TVA. Finishing the plant alone would bring 4500 construction jobs to the area.

Senator Livingston’s Statement from September 22, 2017: Tuesday’s election may have an impact on our local economy.  The candidate that we choose to serve in the U.S. Senate seat can help our counties and communities by supporting the Bellefonte Project- a project which could bring thousands of new jobs to our region.

I urge and encourage everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday, and write your candidate a letter asking him to help our economy and our future in Northeast Alabama by supporting the Bellefonte Project.

Judge Moore for Senate:

P.O. Box 5032

Montgomery, Alabama 36103

U.S. Senator Luther Strange:

326 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

For more information regarding the Bellefonte project or contacting either candidate please contact Senator Livingston’s Office.

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