Jan 17 2023

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Comanche Peak License Renewal - Public Comment Deadline Jan. 30.

Jan 1 2023 - 7:00am to Jan 30 2023 - 11:45pm
Regulations.gov TX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received an application from Vistra Operations Company to renew the operating licenses for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station in Glen Rose, Texas. The application is now available on the NRC website.

Vistra filed the application on Oct. 3, seeking to renew the licenses for an additional 20 years of operation. Comanche Peak’s two pressurized-water reactors, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, are currently licensed to operate through Feb. 8, 2030, for Unit 1 and through Feb. 2, 2033, for Unit 2.

Read more about Comanche Peak's request and community reaction on the Fort Worth Report.

Information about the license renewal process is available on the NRC website

Public comments on the Comanche Peak environmental impact review can be submitted online at regulations.gov under Docket ID: NRC-2022-0183 or by mail to the following address: 

Office of Administration 
Mailstop: TWFN-7-A60M 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001

Requests for extensions to the hearing and comment deadlines can be sent to hearing.docket@nrc.gov.

Public comments are due by email or mail by Jan. 30, as are requests for public hearings. Instructions to apply for a public hearing are published on The Federal Register. 


Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: Feeding Your Friendly Backyard Herbivore - Arlington

Jan 17 2023 - 7:00pm
Arlington Police West Station
2060 W Green Oaks Blvd Community Room
Arlington , TX

Presenter: Dr. Alison Ravenscraft is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Did you know that most insects depend on at least one microbe for their nutrition and survival? We'll take a tour through the little known but vast and fascinating world of insect-microbe symbioses, focusing on how microbes help insects eat plants. 

Dr. Alison Ravenscraft is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She studies symbioses between insects and microbes. Her study organisms include leaf-footed bugs, butterflies and grasshoppers. Insects play important roles as consumers, pollinators, and disease vectors; the ultimate goal of Dr. Ravenscraft's research is to understand how symbiotic microbes impact these ecosystem-level processes. Dr. Ravenscraft did her PhD at Stanford University, a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, and joined UTA as a professor in 2019.