Statement Regarding TVA's Office of Inspector General Investigation
March 24, 2011
Ashok S. Bhatnagar, Senior Vice President, TVA Nuclear Generation Development & Construction, issues the following statement regarding the results of an investigation conducted by TVA's Office of Inspector General:
TVA is grateful to those who identified these concerns and those who investigated them. This action today is an example of TVA's systems and procedural safeguards working as designed. Concerns were discovered and investigated by TVA and, in accordance with procedures, investigated by the Inspector General's Office and other authorities. The system worked.
TVA Nuclear construction and operations have a strict focus on compliance with the highest standards, and we do not tolerate any untrustworthy conduct. We have rigorous procedures in place to check and double-check all critical work and testing of critical systems to assure compliance with all laws and regulations. Those procedures help find infractions and mistakes and correct them in a timely and appropriate manner.
In addition, TVA has been reviewing work performed by the individual alleged to be involved to assure similar issues do not exist. The lessons learned will be used to enhance and modify existing processes and procedures.
Ray Golden: (423) 509-5242 or Scott Brooks (865) 632-8031