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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Industry News


Bruce R. Albertson, president and chief executive officer of Zip drive maker Iomega Corp., has been named to the board of directors of MDU Resources Group Inc.

Judy M. Anderson has been named a senior vice president of Georgia Power Co. and president of the Georgia Power Foundation Inc. She was also elected president of the SouthernCompany Charitable Foundation Inc. Anderson most recently was Georgia Power's vice president and corporate secretary.

Gary Ely, president and chief executive of Avista Corp., has been elected to the additional post of chairman, succeeding Larry Stanley, who is retiring. Ely is a 34-year veteran of the company and its predecessor, Washington Water Power Co.

Peter Kelley, president and chief operating officer of Southern Union Co., has resigned for health reasons and been replaced by Thomas Karam, who currently heads PG Energy, Southern Union's Pennsylvania division.

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