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Grand Gulf Nuclear Station’s license renewed

PORT GIBSON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed Grand Gulf Nuclear Station’s operating license through 2044.

The plant is currently closed through the first of the year to address maintenance issues.

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, chairman of the state’s utilities regulatory agency, tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://hatne.ws/2fSDLIl) this is an early Christmas present for Mississippi Entergy customers.

Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has been shut down since Sept. 8. The plant was initially shut down to repair a water cooling pump. But on Sept. 23, after work on the pump was completed, workers discovered problems with a backup cooling system.

Presley said the plant is scheduled to start back up on Jan. 15.

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