WADSWORTH — After almost a decade-long process, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted permits to the South Texas Project to build two additional advanced boiling water reactor units at its Matagorda County site, doubling its electric output capacity.

“That’s the benefit from an STP perspective, the fact that we have these licenses is a major milestone or hurdle in the project’s life,” STP spokesman Buddy Eller said.

Andy Packard is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0155.

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John101

That's great. In spite of the Japanese meltdown I still favor nuclear power. If only it were fusion! Now we need the net of wires to handle the inevitable increased load. ERCOT! Texas legislature! We need you!

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