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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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Terry Bassham has been named chief financial officer of El Paso Electric Co., replacing Gary Hedrick, who was named chief executive last week. Bassham most recently was executive vice president and general counsel. He will continue to serve as interim general counsel.

Raymond M. Bowen Jr. has been elected executive vice president for finance and treasurer of Enron Corp. He had been chief operating officer of Enron Industrial Markets and from 1998 to 1999, was treasurer of Enron Capital & Trade Resources.

John Ellegood a product of the U.S. Nuclear Navy, has been assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the agency's resident inspector at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio. He replaces Renee Vogt-Lowell who had been the Resident Inspector at Perry since August 1999.

Frank Frankowski has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president for finance by Peco Energy Co.. He most recently was controller for Peco.

Ira D. Hall, former treasurer of Texaco Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of The Williams Cos., bringing the total number of Williams board members to 15.

Clyde T. Turner, chief executive officer of the Mandalay Resorts Group from 1995 to 1998, has been elected to fill a vacant position on the board of Sierra Pacific Resources Corp. parent company for two Nevada utilities. His term begins immediately and he will stand for re-election by the shareholders at the company's annual meeting next spring.

Kathleen M. Walters has been named vice president for information technology by Exelon Energy Delivery, the parent company for Peco Energy Co. She moves up from the same position with Peco.

Britton White Jr. will retire as executive vice president and general counsel of El Paso Corp. effective December 31, 2001. He will be replaced by Peggy A. Heeg, who has served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel responsible for managing legal activities for many of ElPaso's business units.

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