DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Waterford Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Nov. 20.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published the final supplemental environmental
impact statement for renewing the operating license of the Waterford nuclear power plant in Louisiana.
The report contains the NRC staff’s evaluation and conclusion that the adverse environmental impacts
would not preclude renewing the license for an additional 20 years of operation.
Waterford is a pressurized-water reactor located about 25 miles west of New Orleans. Entergy
Operations Inc. and Entergy Louisiana LLC submitted the renewal application on March 30, 2016.
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 59 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.