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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New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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North Korea Meets with Russia for Nuke Deal

LCG, March 26, 2002-Last week North Korean and Russian officials talked about joint energy endeavors.

North Korean parliamentary head Choe Thae Bok went to Moscow to speak with Russian industry official Ilya Klebanov about rail and electricity development, including building a nuclear plant.

North Korea has been dubbed part of an "axis of evil" by U.S. President Bush.

A 1994 agreement required the country to stop nuclear arms development. Many international experts say that the country is still retaining and possibly producing weapons-grade plutonium. The agreement also included inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

With U.S. assistance two light-water nuclear reactors were slated to be built by 2003 according to this agreement, but now the project is not likely to happen for years. North Korea is looking for other avenues by which to develop nuclear power.

According to the Guardian, Moscow officials are hesitant to form any definite plans with the North Korean regime.

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