NRC wants public comment on Sequoyah nuclear plant’s license renewal

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact study for the license renewal of the Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee.

The draft environmental statement contains the NRC staff’s preliminary conclusion that the impacts would not impede reviewing the plant’s licenses for a 20-year extension. The current licenses are scheduled to expire Sept. 17, 2020 for Unit 1 and Sept. 15, 2021 for Unit 2. Plant operator Tennessee Valley Authority submitted the renewal application Jan. 15, 2013. The NRC’s review consists of a technical safety review and an environmental review.

NRC staff will hold two public meetings in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee on Sept. 17 to present the draft study’s findings and hear public comments.

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