Saturday, December 23, 2017

NRC to Hold Mandatory Hearing on Turkey Point New Reactor Application

No: 17-048 November 28, 2017 CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
NRC to Hold Mandatory Hearing on Turkey Point New Reactor Application
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a mandatory hearing Dec. 12, on an application for Combined Licenses to build and operate Units 6 and 7 at the Turkey Point site in Florida. This hearing marks the final step in the agency’s Part 52 reactor licensing process.
The Commission’s hearing will include testimony and exhibits from applicant Florida Power and Light, as well as NRC staff, on the question of whether the staff’s review adequately supports the findings necessary to issue the licenses.
The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in the Commission Hearing Room at NRC Headquarters, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md. The hearing will be open to public observation and will be webcast. A detailed agenda and presentation slides will be available in advance on the Commission’s meeting transcript page.
FPL is applying for permission to build and operate two AP1000 reactors adjacent to the existing Turkey Point reactors, approximately 40 miles south of Miami. FPL submitted the application on June 30, 2009. The NRC certified the 1,100-megawatt AP1000 design in 2011; more information on the certification process is available on the NRC website.
The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards independently reviewed the safety aspects of the application, as well as the staff’s final safety evaluation report. The committee provided the results of its review to the Commission in September 2016. The NRC completed its environmental review and issued the final impact statement for the proposed Turkey Point reactors in October 2016.
Media Notes: Members of the media are asked to call the NRC Office of Public Affairs (301-415-8200) in advance to provide the names of those attending the meeting to assure sufficient seating. Seats on one side of the Commission hearing room will be reserved for accredited members of the news media. Photographers will have limited space at the meeting in which to take photos. Movement must be kept to a minimum to limit distractions, and entry into the inner well closest to the Commission briefing table is prohibited. Plan to arrive in advance of the meeting at the NRC’s One White Flint North entrance, at the corner of Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, with proper media credentials. The NRC is located across the street from the White Flint Metro station. Parking is available at the White Flint Metro parking garage on Marinelli Road.

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