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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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Who Gets Hit with Enron Fallout

LCG, Nov. 30, 2001--For the past few days, energy companies and financial institutions have been cranking out press releases detailing their "exposure" to the stunning collapse of Enron Corp. Here is an incomplete list of who gets hurt and how much:

  • Aquila Inc. - less than $50 million.
  • Allegheny Energy Inc. - less than $5 million.
  • American Electric Power Co. - under $50 million.
  • BP Plc - exposure "a couple of tens of million dollars," according to industrial observers.
  • Barclays Bank - 400 million ($571 million U.S.) in the form of syndicated loans and derivatives.
  • Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. - $69 million.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - $215 million, more than half of it unsecured.
  • Centrica Plc - 30 million ($42.8 million U.S.).
  • Chubb Corp. - $220 million in maximum pre-tax exposure to surety bonds relating to Enron Corp.
  • Citigroup Inc. - between $700 million to $800 million, about half unsecured.
  • Credit Lyonnais - $250 million, about half unsecured.
  • Commerzbank AG - "low double-digit million dollar amount".
  • Deutsche Bank - maximum loss of tens of millions of dollars.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. - past credit exposure of $11 million.
  • Duke Energy Corp. - $100 million in non-secured exposure.
  • Dynegy Inc. - $75 million.
  • El Paso Corp. - net trading exposure about $50 million.
  • Energen Corp. - about $14 million.
  • Exelon Corp.- net exposure less than $10 million.
  • ING (The Netherlands) - about $195 million.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - $900 million, including $400 million in secured loans.
  • KeySpan Corp. - less than $4 million.
  • Mirant - up to $60 million.
  • NRG Energy Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Northern Border Partners LP - $9 million over next year.
  • PPL Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Peoples Energy Corp. - approximately $8 million.
  • RWE AG - 10-11 million euros ($9.77 million U.S.).
  • Reliant Resources Inc. - approximately $80 million.
  • Sempra Energy - less than $15 million.
  • Seneca Resources Corp. - about $10.4 million.
  • TotalFinaElf - $25 million.
  • Williams Cos. - net exposure less than $100 million.
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