NRC Issues Early Site Permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for SMRs at Clinch River Site

LCG, December 27, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on December 17 that the Commission has authorized the issuance of an Early Site Permit (ESP) for Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The ESP closes several site-related issues, including many environmental impacts, for small modular reactors (SMRs) at the site. The ESP is the first issued by the NRC for SMRs and will be valid for up to 20 years from date of issuance.

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NRC Issues Subsequent License Renewals for First Time to Nuclear Reactors in Florida

LCG, December 11, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recently approved Florida Power & Light's (FPL's) application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4. This is the first time the NRC has issued renewed licenses authorizing reactor operation from 60 to 80 years. The subsequent (or second) license renewals (SLRs) for Turkey Point Unit 3 and Unit 4 now expire on July 19, 2052 and April 10, 2053, respectively.

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Defunct Makes Refunds in Pennsylvania

LCG, May 15, 2001Pennsylvania Consumer Advocate Sonny Popowsky said yesterday that a defunct Internet-based electricity supplier will make refunds averaging about $70 each to more than 1,000 Pennsylvania customers who had switched to the failed dot-com. was licensed to provide electric generation service in Pennsylvania, but went out ofbusiness in early March of this year. The Office of Consumer Advocate filed a complaint for refunds against the dot-com with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on behalf of state customers who were entitled to refunds when their service was terminated.

Refund checks are being sent in intervals, depending upon when received final usageinformation from Pennsylvania electric utility companies, Popowsky's office said.

Most of the first group to get refunds live in Duquesne Light Co. and Allegheny Energy service territories. Refund checks to customers residing in other utility service areas are expected to be issued within the next several weeks, as final bills are calculated, the advocacy office said.

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