BREAKING: NRC denies Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear plant license

Constellation-Calvert Cliffs

Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today upheld the licensing board’s decision to deny a construction and operating license for the proposed 1,500 MW Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear reactor in Maryland, according a release from the public relations firm The Hastings Group.

The decision not to allow the reactor, according to the release, marks the first time in history that the NRC has upheld a license denial for a commercial nuclear reactor, and only the second time a commercial nuclear facility has been denied a license at all (the other being a Louisiana uranium enrichment facility shut down in 1997).

The denial of a license to the petitioner UniStar Nuclear was based on a finding that the nuclear plant would have been in violation of key provisions of the Atomic Energy Act. UniStar Nuclear is owned entirely by Electricite de France (EDF), which is itself owned primarily by the government of France—the Atomic Energy Act prohibits foreign ownership, control or domination of a nuclear reactor in the U.S. The plant would have been a European Pressurized Reactor constructed by Areva, which is itself mostly owned by the government of France.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Five nuclear reactors in Japan may shut down

Four Japanese utilities are planning to decommission five nuclear reactors in the country.

Nuclear reactor in Brazil reconnects to power grid

A nuclear power reactor in Brazil restarted after it was shut down for almost a month.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News
Mitsubishi Hitachi group launches precipitator unit

Mitsubishi Hitachi companies launch emissions control unit

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics System...
China US nuclear deal passes congressional review

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be r...
NRC special inspection at Honeywell uranium hexafluoride leak

NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conve...
House GOP says they have votes against Iran nuclear deal

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear ...
Winners and losers in Clean Power Plan Associated Press

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants t...
Olkiluoto 3 construction delay claims increased

Companies update claims over Finnish nuclear project delays

The Areva-Siemens consortium and Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Ovj (TVO) have both incre...
DOE opens funding for advanced nuclear reactor R&D

DOE opens funding for advanced nuclear R&D

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) released a funding opportunity for research, development and...
Rosatom to build nuclear power plants in Vietnam

Rosatom plans construction of nuclear power units in Vietnam

Russia state-owned Rosatom signed a general framework agreement with Electricity of Vietnam (...

Power Engineering Current Issue

02/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 2
1502PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Power Industry Wire News

Perma-Fix Schedules Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

Perma-Fix Schedules Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

Rigzone Releases RigOutlook

Rigzone Releases RigOutlook

Otary Picks Aconex for Offshore Wind Farm Development

Otary Picks Aconex for Offshore Wind Farm Development

Anthony C. Schnur Joins Tombstone Exploration Corporation's Board of Directors

Anthony C. Schnur Joins Tombstone Exploration Corporation's Board of Directors

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Provides Business Update to Investors, Predicting Growth Ahead

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Provides Business Update to Investors, Predicting Growth...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>