Caption: Calvert Cliffs power plant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted UniStar’s withdrawal of a nuclear operating license application for a 1,500-MW third unit at Calvert Cliffs power plant in Maryland.
According to Nuclear Street News, the NRC said it approved the retraction as of July 17, the article said. UniStar must now start at the beginning if it decides to restart plans for Calvert Cliffs 3, which is operated by Constellation Energy, a unit of Exelon (NYSE: EXC).
The plant was going to use the Areva-designed European Pressurized Reactor (EPR), but Areva asked the NRC in February to suspend its design certification review. Plant owner UniStar Nuclear Energy also asked the NRC to suspend review of the application for a combined operating license just days after Areva’s request.
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