Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: 16-031 May 26, 2016
Contact: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
NRC Announces Public Availability of Clinch River Early Site Permit Application
Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received an application from the
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the
Clinch River Nuclear Site in Tennessee. The application is now available
for public inspection on the NRC website.
TVA filed the
application on May 12 seeking an ESP. The NRC’s review would determine
if the site is suitable for building and operating a nuclear power
facility. Even if the NRC eventually concludes a permit is justified,
TVA would have to file a separate application for permission to build
and operate a nuclear power plant.
The NRC staff is reviewing
the application to determine if it is sufficiently complete to begin the
agency’s extensive safety and environmental reviews. The staff expects
to complete this initial review in mid-July. If the NRC concludes the
application is complete, the staff will docket it and publish a notice
of opportunity to request an adjudicatory hearing before the NRC’s
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
Information about the ESP
review process is available on the NRC website. Copies of the Clinch
River Nuclear Site application will be available at the Kingston Public
Library, 1004 Bradford Way in Kingston, Tenn., and the Lenoir City
Public Library, 100 W. Broadway in Lenoir City, Tenn.
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