Safety Report Finished for Potential Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey

Safety Report Finished for Potential Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff completed the safety report for an early site permit (ESP) for a potential nuclear power plant in New Jersey.
The 688-page final safety evaluation report of the application from PSEG Power and PSEG Nuclear incorporates comments from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards for a unit that would be built adjacent to the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants. The NRC staff reviewed information on topics including site seismology, geology, meteorology and hydrology; risks from potential accidents at the site and the site’s ability to support adequate physical security.
The ESP process allows an applicant to address site-related issues for possible future construction and operation of a nuclear power plant. PSEG Power and PSEG Nuclear submitted the application May 25, 2010.
The NRC staff will provide the report to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board for a mandatory hearing on the permit. The staff must also finalize the environmental impact statement prior to the board’s hearing.
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