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Brunswick nuclear power plant closes as another extends operations


As one Brunswick County power plant closes, another is looking to extend its operations for another two decades. 

Capital Power will close its power plant near Southport by the end of this month. But the nearby Brunswick Nuclear Plant is looking to extend its operating license for the next 20 years. 

The two power plants are located less than 2 miles from each other near Southport.

Duke Energy is in the process of renewing its operating license for six of its nuclear power plants located throughout North and South Carolina – including the one near Southport.

More:Southport power plant, previously fined $474k for air quality violations, to shut down

The company expects to begin the renewal process of its largest nuclear power plant in western South Carolina this year. Renewals of the other plant licenses will follow, according to a press release from the company. The license renewal process through the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission takes approximately five years.



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2021-03-03 09:42:23

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