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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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Hydro-Quebec to Install Upgraded Hydro Generators

LCG, Sep. 23, 2002--Run-of-river hydro generating units on the Outaouais River, in the Abitibi Temiscamingue area of Quebec, will be replaced over a four-year period beginning in 2003.

Hydro-Quebec has contracted with GE Power Systems subsidiary GE Hydro to provide the new generators, which will replace a total of eight generators at the Rapid-2 and Rapide-7 stations. The total increase in output capacity will be 12 megawatts, provided by eight separate generating units. The stations are near Cadillac, Quebec.

The original units were installed in the 1940's and 1950's. One generating unit will be replaced at each station per year. Hydro-Quebec is a utility which is owned by the province.
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