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ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting on a new license for a nuclear fuel plant.
According to the Johnson City Press, the hearing is Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Unicoi County Courthouse in Erwin.
Nuclear Fuel Services submitted an application in June 2009. The NRC decided to grant the license on Aug. 2.
NFS President Joseph G. Henry said government regulators conducted a rigorous review of the plant's safety and environmental practices and concluded the facility can operate safely for another 25 years. The plant makes nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy and other customers.
At the public meeting, NRC officials will explain the licensing process and take questions from the audience.
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