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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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GE to Service Southern Co. Plants in $575 Million Deal

LCG, Sept. 29, 2000The GE Power Systems unit of General Electric Co. said yesterday it has received multi-year contracts from The Southern Co. covering service of combined-cycle power plants being built by the Atlanta-based utility in the southeastern United States. GE said the total value of the contracts was $575 million.

The long-term service agreements support turbine generators, steam turbines, control systems and auxiliary equipment, GE said.

GE said the combined-cycle systems will be located at the Wansley Power Station in Roopville, Ga., the Goat Rock Power Station in Smith, Ala., and at several other sites yet to be announced. The plants are scheduled for commercial operation over the years 2001 to 2004.

The contracts are in addition to $450 million worth of service agreements covering other Southern Co. plants. Those contracts, signed in 1998 and 1999, provide support to five power plants.

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