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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Industry News


Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive of Compaq Computer Corp., has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Mark S. Dodson has been named president and chief operating officer of Northwest natural Gas Co.. He has been senior vice president for public affairs and general counsel since 1997.

Rance Hall has been named chief financial officer for Duke Energy Generation Services, the wholesale merchant power plant business of Duke Energy Corp. He joins DEGS from Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture between Duke and Fluor Corp., where he was chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Eduardo Noriega has been appointed manager of the northeast Georgia service area of Atlanta Gas Light Co. A native of Argentina who has been living in the United States since 1983, Noriega has more than a decade of experience in the natural gas industry including a position in management with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania in addition to serving as a design engineer for the company.

H. John Riley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive of Cooper Industries, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware, has been elected a director of Dynegy Inc.

Andrew B. Stroud Jr. has joined Kansas City Power & Light Co. as vicepresident for human resources. He previously occupied the same position with Evenflo Co. in Vandalia, Ohio.

Gordon van Welie has been appointed president and chief executive of ISO New England Inc., effective June 1. He replaces acting chief executive William W. Berry, who remains chairman.

Dominion Resources Announces Three Nuclear Changes
Dominion Resources Inc. unit Dominion Energy announced three changes within its nuclear organization in Virginia and Connecticut. All changes are effective June 1.

  • Raymond P. Necci, vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn., will become vice president for nuclear operations.

  • J. Alan Price will succeed Necci as vice president for nuclear technical services at Millstone. He is presently director of nuclear engineering for Dominion Energy's Virginia nuclear power stations, North Anna and Surry.

  • Eugene S. Grecheck vice president for nuclear operations at Millstone, will become vicepresident for nuclear support services in Richmond, Va.

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