NRC: No Safety Issues to Prevent Third Nuclear Reactor at North Anna

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.

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