By Editors of Power Engineering
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced there are no safety concerns that would impede a license for a third reactor at Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna Power Station.
The commission’s final safety evaluation report comes in response to a 2007 application from Dominion, though the utility has not yet indicated whether it would build the estimated $19 billion nuclear reactor.
An NRC hearing expected to take place later this year will examine whether the evaluation supports the findings necessary to issue a license.
The organization supplemented the permit’s environmental review in 2010 and certified the design in 2014.