Dec. 12, 2019: Today the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League announced the filing of its legal petition opposing renewed construction of the Bellefonte nuclear power plant. The 15-page brief, filed Wednesday, seeks to Intervene to stop the transfer of the construction permits for Units 1 and 2 from the Tennessee Valley Authority to a private firm, Nuclear Development LLC. BREDL's local chapter Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team, or BEST, founded in 2008 to defeat a previous permit, also joined the suit.
Louis Zeller, Executive Director of the League, said, "The Zombie Reactor seems to have a long half-life. We have opposed this power plant for over a decade. We'll continue for another if needs be." Zeller gave the Hollywood, Alabama plant its nickname because it has come back again and again without reason.