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

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By Press release submission | Oct 29, 2019


Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Oct. 28.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff would like to hear the public’s views on the agency’s

Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding Dominion Energy Virginia’s application for an

additional 20 years of operation for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2. The NRC is interested in

comments regarding the statement’s draft conclusion: environmental impacts are not great enough to

prevent the agency from issuing the renewed licenses.

NRC staff will continue to consider written comments concerning the draft EIS until Dec. 10,

following the publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Include Docket ID NRC-2018-0280 with

the comment, via the website. The staff will hold a webinar on the draft EIS in

November, including a presentation on the preliminary findings and a transcribed public comment

session. The webinar details will be announced soon.

Dominion submitted the subsequent license renewal application on Oct. 15, 2018, for the Surry

reactors, located approximately 17 miles northwest of Newport News. 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 Williamsburg Library, at 515 Scotland St., in Williamsburg, Va.

Original source can be found here.

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