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NRC to issue Levy County new reactor licenses

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cleared the way for the agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue two Combined Licenses (COLs) for Duke Energy’s Levy County site.

Based on the mandatory hearing on Duke’s application, the Commission found the staff’s review adequate to make the necessary regulatory safety and environmental findings.

Nuclear asset-recovery bonds issued for Duke Energy Florida LLC

TALLAHASSEE — Citing the lowest rate ever on rate reduction bonds, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on June 16 authorized the issuance of $1.294 billion in nuclear asset-recovery bonds to cover the retirement costs of  Duke Energy Florida, LLC’s (DEF) Crystal River III (CR3) nuclear power plant.

PSC approves Duke's nuclear spent-fuel storage plan

Duke Energy's closed nuclear power plant in Crystal River, Fla.

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 18 approved Duke Energy Florida’s (DEF) request to construct a fuel storage facility at its Crystal River Nuclear Unit 3 (CR3) to hold existing spent nuclear fuel during the plant’s decommissioning.

“After analyzing several options, on site dry cask storage proved the most efficient and cost-effective method to safely store CR3 spent nuclear fuel,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham.

“We will continue to ensure that all costs associated with the decommissioning project are prudent and necessary,” he said.

Sen. Dean to file bills related to Duke, PSC

State Senator Charlie Dean (R-Inverness) today announced his intention to file two bills related to Duke Energy and the Public Service Commission for the 2015 Legislative Session.

"As I said at my appearance before the Public Service Commission at their hearing on the meter rerouting issue, I am committed to sponsoring legislation to address this issue as well as the ongoing issue of Nuclear Cost Recovery," Dean said.

Duke Energy Florida to auction tools , equipment from CR3 nuke plant

Duke Energy Florida announced today it will sell at auction a wide variety of new and used tools and equipment, ranging from cranes to hand tools, from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant.

Duke Energy Florida to sell unused nuclear fuel assemblies from CR3

CRYSTAL RIVER - Duke Energy Florida announced on Wednesday it will sell 76 unused nuclear fuel assemblies from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa through a request for proposals (RFP) process.

Selling and transferring nuclear fuel assemblies is safe and heavily regulated in the U.S.

Federally licensed U.S. nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel fabricators are the only entities receiving Duke Energy Florida's RFP to buy the nuclear fuel assemblies.

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