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Point Beach nuclear power plant ready to make 17 percent more electricity

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The Point Beach nuclear power plant in Manitowoc County wants to make 17 percent more electricity.

Its owner, Next-Era Energy, has asked the federal government for its approval.

But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it must first consider a licensing change for the plant's operator, the FPL Group of Florida.

And the NRC's Viktoria Mytling says it will be sometime after 2011 before a final decision is made.

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