By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling for public comment on a study of the environmental impact of renewing the license of the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy for another 20 years.

The NRC plans two public meetings in Soddy-Daisy’s city hall on Sept. 17 to present the findings of the draft study, which includes the preliminary conclusion that the environmental impact should not prevent the license from being renewed.

The Sequoyah plant is located about 20 miles north of Chattanooga and has been in service since 1981. The Tennessee Valley Authority’s current operating licenses for the plant’s two pressurized water reactors are set to expire in 2020 and 2021.

The NRC is accepting public comments on the environmental impact study through Sept. 29.

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