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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Calypso LNG Proposal Moves Ahead

LCG, November 3, 2006--Calypso LNG, LLC ("Calypso"), Wednesday announced that it has received a notification from the United States Coast Guard stating that Calypso's application for a Deepwater Port License is complete. A statutory review period for approval of the license to build and operate Calypso's proposed offshore liquefied natural gas facility is expected to begin shortly.

The proposed Calypso Deepwater Port is to be built approximately 10 miles offshore from Port Everglades, Florida. The terminal is designed to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG tankers. The terminal will be connected to an undersea pipeline that will have the capability to transport approximately 800 MMcf/day of natural gas to pipelines and markets in Florida.

The undersea pipeline will be operated by Calypso U.S. Pipeline, LLC. Both Calypso LNG, LLC and Calypso U.S. Pipeline, LLC are subsidiaries of SUEZ Energy North America (Suez). The terminal and pipeline projects are expected to commence operations in 2010.

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