Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff would like to hear the public’s views on the agency’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding Dominion Energy Virginia’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2.
The NRC is interested in comments regarding the statement’s draft conclusion: Environmental impacts are not great enough to prevent the agency from issuing the renewed licenses.
NRC staff will continue to consider written comments concerning the draft EIS until Dec. 10, following the publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Include Docket ID NRC-2018-0280 with the comment, via the regulations.gov website.
The staff will hold a webinar on the draft EIS in November, including a presentation on the preliminary findings and a transcribed public comment session.
Dominion submitted the subsequent license renewal application Oct. 15, 2018, for the Surry reactors, 17 miles northwest of Newport News.
The subsequent license renewal process determines whether an operating reactor can extend its license for an additional 20 years (initial license renewals add 20 years to a reactor’s original 40-year license). The application, less proprietary details, is available on the NRC website.