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South Texas Project, Texas
On June 19, 2006, NRG Energy - a Princeton, N.J. based merchant wholesale power generating company - filed a letter of intent with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build two new nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project near Bay City, TX. There are presently two operating reactors at the site, which is co-owned by NRG, CPS Energy in San Antonio, and Austin Power.
On September 20, 2007, NRG Energy, the second largest power producer in Texas, submitted their application to the NRC. The application is the first in nearly three decades to be received by the NRC and the first to be reviewed under the combined license process (COL). On January 30, 2008, the NRC, citing the application as incomplete, suspended the license review process for the two proposed reactors. The review could resume in late 2008.
NRG is seeking to build two new nuclear reactor units with a total capacity of 2,700 megawatts to the existing nuclear facility in Bay City, Tex. NRG has conservatively estimated that the project would cost between $5.4 billion and $6.75 billion.
To view NRG's application click, here.
In response to the submittal, a new coalition has formed to oppose the proposed reactors. The coalition is lead by Public Citizen's Texas office and the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition.
We need YOU to get involved to help raise public opposition to this unsafe and unnecessary plant! If you would like to get involved in stopping the construction of new nuclear plants in Texas, please contact Allison Fisher with Public Citizen at (202) 454-5176, afisher at citizen.org.
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