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THE HAYTOWN SUN Sunday. August 23. 1987 5-A Early November start expected STNP gets low-power operating license BAY CITY (AP) - The South Texas Nuclear Project could be generating electricity as the first nuclear power plant in the Texas by early November, officials said. Loading of nuclear fuel began •on Friday as STNP workers readied for a test run this weekend after the Nuclear Regulator Commission issued the reactor a license to operate at 5 percent capacity. "This is a major achievement ,in the life of a plant," Houston Lighting & Power spokesman Gerald Vaughn said at a press conference Friday nighi. ''Fuel loading is a very significant milestone for STP and we are extremely pleased. Fuel loading began today shortly after we received our low power operating license,'' said Vaughn, vice president of nuclear operations for HL&P, the managing partner of the plant. The license was approved by the NRC staff and signed by Thomas E. Murley, director of the NRC's office of nuclear reactor regulation, said Joe Gilliland, NRC spokesman in Arlington. The approval is for fuel loading and operation up to 5 percent of power and means the 55.5 billion plant can begin loading in the unit immediately, he said. "We concluded earlier this week in the regional office that they had improved their security program to a level that we judged was adequate to authorize them for (low level) fuel loading," Gilliland said. HL&P would then seek a full license. If the plant receives the license, Unit 1 would begin producing higher levels of power, probably over a six months period, Vaughn said. Employees of the plant were making final arrangements Friday night for loading the fuel and planned to complete one practice run, Vaughn said at a press conference in Houston. It will take about 10 days to move 193 fuel bundles, which cost about $400,000, into the Unit 1 reactor, he said. The license is only for the plant's Unit One. The schedule of the plant's second unit was about 11-3 years behind the first. After fuel loading is complete there will be 60 davs of final checks before the first nuclear reaction. The plant's first nuclear generated electricity will probably be produced in early fall. The units will be tested for several weeks. "We're going to very carefully start up the plant," Vaughn said. "We've got a lot of work to do to get the plant commercial.'' Gilliland said improvements at the plant include reorganization, more training and additional contingency drills. In July, intruders taking part in a drill managed to reach a control room at the plant near Bay City, delaying NRC approval to load fuel, HL&P officials have said. Vaughn said the plant will increase security personnel by about 20 percent. After the tests are conducted at the 5 percent level, a presentation will be made on the results to the full NRC commission, Gilliland said. Drug/Alcohol/Emotional Problem? 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