Texas nuclear power plant passes environmental review

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the South Texas Project nuclear units 1 and 2.

STP Nuclear Operating Co. filed the 20-year renewal application in October 2010 for both pressurized water reactors. The current licenses expire on August 20, 2027 for Unit 1 and Dec. 15, 2028 for Unit 2. The licenses have been extended to 2047 for Unit 1 and 2048 for Unit 2.

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