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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Corps of Engineers Okays 1,080 Megawatt N.Y. Plant

LCG, May 29, 2001--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District said Friday that it has granted a federal permit on an application by Athens Generating Company LP to build a 1,080 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in the town of Athens, N.Y.

Pete Shugert, a spokesman for the Corps of Engineers, said "The construction of this project fulfills a pressing need for electric generation capacity in New York, significantly augmenting the state's power supply and its ability to avoid potential power shortages."

The plant will be built on a site about two miles from the Hudson River, about 27 miles downstream from Albany, but will have an intake-outfall facility on the west bank of the river. A little less than an acre of wetlands will be permanently lost to the facility.

The Corps of Engineers said it worked with 21 groups seeking to preserve the scenic, cultural, historic and environmentally sensitive characteristics of the plant and river sites and the project was modified to avoid or minimize impacts.

"The Corps has gone to great lengths to ensure that the impacts from this plant will be minimal, imposing extensive permit conditions that will reduce impacts to environmental resources and historic properties," Shugert said.

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