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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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Coal-Fired Plant Proposed to TVA

LCG, Mar. 5, 2002Developers of a proposed coal-fired power plant hope to sell the entire output of the 100-megawatt plant to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

The plant would be built near the Pickwick Dam, in Hardin County, approximately 100 miles east of Memphis, and would begin operations by mid-2004. A public hearing on developer Pickwick Powers proposal will be held today.

The plant will require environmental permits, and is now undergoing review. It will utilize powdered limestone to absorb sulphur released in the burning of its fuel, which would be supplied by TVA.

TVA has already purchased the output of a 440-megawatt coal-fired plant, the Red Hills Power Station, in Choctaw County, Miss. The agency expects to complete a draft environmental impact statement by the fall, and finalize environmental review of Pickwicks proposal by early 2003.

According to spokesman John Moulton of the TVA, approval of the unsolicited proposal will be determined by whether the plant makes any kind of economic sense to us. A non-binding letter of intent to negotiate has been signed.
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