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DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Peach Bottom Subsequent License Renewal

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By Press release submission | Aug 14, 2019


Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Aug. 8.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Delta, Pa., on Sept. 12 to discuss the

agency’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on Exelon Generation Company’s application for

an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. The

NRC is interested in the public’s views on the draft conclusion: environmental impacts are not great

enough to prevent the agency from considering issuance of the renewed licenses.

The NRC will hold the meeting at the Peach Bottom Inn, 6085 Delta Road in Delta, from

6-8 p.m. An NRC open house, from 5-6 p.m., will provide members of the public the opportunity to

speak informally with agency staff. Staff presentations at the meeting will describe the

environmental review process and the draft findings, and will be followed by a formal public

comment period.

Those wanting to register in advance to comment at the meetings should contact

David Drucker no later than Aug. 29, by telephone at 800-368-5642 ext. 6223 or via e-mail at

david.drucker@nrc.gov. Those requesting to speak may also register at the meeting no later than

5:45 p.m. Individual comments could be limited by the time available and the number of people

asking to speak. Individuals with special needs for attending or presenting information at the

meetings should contact Mr. Drucker, also no later than Aug. 29.

NRC staff will consider written comments on the draft EIS until Sept. 23, following the

publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Please include Docket ID NRC-2018-0130 with

your comment, via the regulations.gov website.

Exelon submitted the Peach Bottom subsequent license renewal application on

July 10, 2018. The subsequent license renewal process determines whether an operating reactor can

extend its license for an additional 20 years (initial license renewals add 20 years to a reactor’s

original 40-year license). The application, less proprietary details, is available on the NRC website.

In addition, a copy of the draft EIS is available for public inspection at the

Whiteford Branch Library, 2407 Whiteford Road in Whiteford, Md.

Original source can be found here.

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