NRC says Sequoyah nuclear power units OK for license renewals

 NRC says Sequoyah nuclear power units OK for license renewals

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental report for the renewal of the operating licenses for the Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Tennessee.
 
The supplemental environmental impact statement contains conclusion of the NRC staff that says environmental impacts would not preclude renewable the licenses for 20 more years. Unit 1 is set to operate through Sept. 17, 2020, and Unit 2 through Sept. 15, 2021. Plant operator Tennessee Valley Authority submitted its renewal application on Jan. 15, 2013.
 
The NRC’s review consists of a technical safety review and an environmental review.
 
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