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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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David A. Arledge, who joined the board of directors of El Paso Energy Corp. following the company's merger with The Coastal Corp. earlier this year, has announced his retirement, saying "Now is the time for me to move on." He had been chairman, president and chief executive of Coastal.

Ronald F. Green has been named president of FPL Energy, LLC, the independent power production subsidiary of FPL Group Inc.. He will assume the position in early December and will succeed Lew Hay, who is now president and chief executive of the parent company. Green joins FPL from Duke Energy Corp., where he most recently served as president and chief executive of Duke Engineering and Services Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Duke Solutions Inc.

John R. McArthur, senior adviser on policy and legal affairs to North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, has been named vice president for public affairs by Progress Energy Inc., effective December 3.

James W. Nellen II has been named general counsel of W.E. Power, the Wisconsin Energy Corp. subsidiary created to design, permit, build and own the proposed in-state power plants the company has said it plans to build. Nellen most recently was a partner in the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, said to be one of the oldest and largest firms in the Midwest.

Leslie Sibert has been named vice president for transmission by Georgia Power Co., replacing Ronnie Bates, who was recently named senior vice president for marketing. Most recently, Sibert was one of four regional marketing managers.

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