A huge depression from an infamous breeder reactor project that was scuttled in the 1980s is still visible today.
Another pit could be on the way at the same Roane County location along the Clinch River.
TVA is looking into putting small modular reactors at the site on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
“This whole project is in the exploratory, can-we-make-this-happen, can-we-really- make-this-work kind of deal,” said Jeff Perry, senior project manager for the Clinch River project. “That’s kind of where we’re at.”