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NRC Authorizes Issuance of COLs for Levy Nuclear Plant

The NRC has authorized issuance of two COLs for Duke Energy Florida, LLC to construct and operate two new AP1000 nuclear reactors at the Levy Nuclear Plant Site in Levy County, Florida.  Progress Energy Florida (now Duke Energy Florida) submitted its COL application on July 30, 2008.  The Staff has spent the past eight years on the safety and environmental reviews of the application, proposing numerous regulatory exemptions and license conditions.  Following the mandatory hearing before the Commission on July 28, 2016, the NRC found those reviews and proposals to be adequate and has authorized the issuance of the COLs.