Nuclear power reactors pass NRC environmental reviwe

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has issued its final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed renewal of the operating licenses for the 551 MWe Unit 1 and the 545 MWe Unit 2 at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota.

Prairie Island has two Westinghouse two-loop pressurized-water reactors. The current operating licenses for units 1 and 2 expire in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Northern States Power Co. submitted an application for the 20-year license extensions in 2008. Both units received their operating licenses in 1974.

This license renewal review process proceeds along two tracks: one for review of safety issues and another for environmental issues.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...