DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to Hear Oral Arguments In December on Hearing Request for Turkey Point Subsequent License Renewal
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Nov. 13.
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral
arguments, Tuesday, Dec. 4, on a hearing request regarding the subsequent license renewal application
for Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 near Miami. The Board is composed of members of the Atomic Safety
and Licensing Board Panel, which is an independent body within the NRC that conducts adjudicatory
hearings and renders decisions on legal challenges to licensing actions.
The Board will hear arguments on contentions filed by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy,
and a group filing from Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council and Miami
Waterkeeper (Joint Petitioners). The contentions challenge Florida Power & Light’s request to renew
the Turkey Point licenses for an additional 20 years.
The oral argument will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, at the city of Homestead’s Council
Chambers, 100 Civic Court in Homestead, Fla. Members of the public and media are welcome to
observe the oral argument, but participation will be limited to the representatives of SACE, the Joint
Petitioners, FP&L, and NRC staff. Those planning to attend should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to
the scheduled start time of the event to allow for security screening. No signs or any type of
demonstration will be permitted during the oral argument.
Documents related to the hearing request are available on the NRC’s Electronic Hearing Docket
by clicking on the folder entitled “Turkey Point 50-250 & 50-251-SLR” on the left side of the page.
More information regarding the role of the ASLB in the licensing process is available on the
Original source can be found here.