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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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Cogentrix Moves Ahead on 810 Megawatt Mississippi Plant

LCG, May 30, 2001--Cogentrix Energy Inc. said yesterday it has completed the financingfor an 810 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant to be located in the city of Southaven,Miss. and construction will begin next month, with commercial operation expected by June 2003.

David Lewis, chief executive of Cogentrix, said "We look forward to establishing ourselves as a valued member of the city of Southaven, DeSoto County and the State of Mississippi business community."

Enron Corp. subsidiary National Energy production Corp. will handle engineering, procurement and construction of the Southaven Power facility, which will be built on a 40-acre site adjacent to existing Entergy Corp. and Tennessee Valley Authority substations.

PG&E National Energy Group Inc.'s trading unit will provide fuel for the plant and accept its entire output under a long-term contract.

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