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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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Reliant Resources Appoints New Board and CEO

LCG, August 12, 2003Houston-based Reliant Resources has appointed two new board members and a new chief executive officer.

Joel Staff, who served as chief executive officer of National Oilwell Inc., will take the place of Steve Letbetter, who stepped down from his position as CEO of Reliant in April.

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, a senior pastor of the United Methodist Church, has been elected to a seat on Reliants Board of Directors. He has been involved with the Methodist church for over twenty years and is also currently taking part in the creation of a 234-acre planned community.

Steven L. Miller has also been chosen to join the Board. He is chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures and former CEO of Shell Oil Co. Before retiring from Shell Oil, he served 35 years with the company.

Reliant Resources will have a total of seven members on its Board of Directors, six of whom are non-employee directors.

Reliant also announced today that it will be cutting 650 jobs in an effort to reduce operating costs. 250 active jobs will be lost, 300 temporary and contract jobs will go, and 100 open positions will not be filled.

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