Talen Energy abandons Bell Bend nuclear plant project
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Talen Energy announced Wednesday it's
withdrawing its license application for a second proposed nuclear power
plant in Luzerne County.
The company sent a written request to
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, saying it sees no "viable path"
to obtaining a license for its proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant.
company first filed an application in October 2008 to build the plant
adjacent to the company's existing Susquehanna nuclear power plant.
it's letter to the NRC, Talen Energy says the project became unworkable
when AREVA, the company that developed the reactor design for Bell
Bend, asked the NRC in February 2015 to suspend the design certification
Since that time Talen had suspended it's license application, now it's asking the application be withdrawn entirely.