Hold on nuke licenses will not affect Levy plant

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Special to the Citizen

A national hold on licensing nuclear reactors is not expected to affect the proposed power plant in Levy County.

With no permanent place to store spent fuel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has suspended decisions on issuing new or renewal licenses for nuclear reactors.

The policy affects the Levy County nuclear plant, the Crystal River nuclear plant and 21 other licensing actions, according to the NRC.

The action follows a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals against the practice of storing spent fuel at reactor sites for extended periods of time — the practice of waste confidence — in lieu of having a permanent nuclear waste facility. As a result NRC is developing a new waste confidence rule and environmental impact provisions.

On Jan. 17, the agency announced no final licensing decisions for reactors, including license renewal, will be made by the commission until the waste confidence rule is completed. NRC’s waste confidence environmental impact statement and rule are expected by September 2014.

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