Nuclear, Reactors

Entergy suspends nuclear application, reconsiders reactor

9 January 2009 — Entergy Nuclear said it will temporarily suspend reviews of two new nuclear license applications and will explore alternative nuclear technologies.

The company asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend reviews specific to GE Hitachi’s Simplified Boiling Water Reactor after unsuccessful attempts to agree on business terms with GEH, according to an Entergy press release. Entergy Nuclear will also temporarily defer environmental reviews for the construction and operating license applications for potential projects at its nuclear sites in Grand Gulf, near Port Gibson, Miss; and River Bend, near St. Francisville, La.

Entergy Corporation owns and operates power plants with about 30,000 MW of generating capacity.