An unnecessary nuclear power plant is up for sale in Alabama

The Bellefonte Nuclear Plant is located in northeastern Alabama and is an unfinished nuclear power plant and the entire complex of facilities required for its operation. This is perhaps the largest, in terms of size and price, that has been withdrawn from federal property and sent to auction in recent years.

Bidding for the Bellefonte NPP will begin next Monday, with a minimum bid of $ 36.4 million. There are enough potential buyers. This is despite the fact that the object is devoid of the main "attraction" - the two nuclear reactors, which are supposed to be installed according to the plan, have not been installed at the NPP. And they never brought in radioactive substances, but all the proper electrical substations, power lines, access roads, protective perimeter, etc. erected.

Structures on an area of ​​6, 5 sq. km. construction began near the Tennessee River in the late 1970s, but due to declining demand for electricity, the nuclear power plant project was frozen. In theory, it can be completed and launched, but this is fraught with bureaucratic delays. Therefore, potential buyers see a benefit in the re-equipment of the nuclear power plant - the buildings and communications were built conscientiously and will serve for a long time.