DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Issues Final Supplement to Environmental Impact Statement for River Bend Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Nov. 9.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its supplemental environmental impact
statement for renewing the operating license of the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The
report contains the NRC staff’s evaluation and conclusion that the environmental impacts would not
preclude renewing the license for an additional 20 years of operation.
River Bend is a boiling-water reactor located about 24 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. Entergy
Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Operations Inc., submitted the renewal application on May 31, 2017.
The NRC’s review of the application consists of a technical safety review and an environmental
review. The final supplemental environmental impact statement is supplement 58 to NUREG-1437,
Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, which is available on
license renewal are also available on the NRC website.
Original source can be found here.