NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Peach Bottom Subsequent License Renewal

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission – News Release
No: 19-036 August 8, 2019
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Peach Bottom Subsequent License Renewal

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Delta, Pa., on Sept. 12 to discuss the agency’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on Exelon Generation Company’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. The NRC is interested in the public’s views on the draft conclusion: environmental impacts are not great enough to prevent the agency from considering issuance of the renewed licenses.
The NRC will hold the meeting at the Peach Bottom Inn, 6085 Delta Road in Delta, from 6-8 p.m. An NRC open house, from 5-6 p.m., will provide members of the public the opportunity to speak informally with agency staff. Staff presentations at the meeting will describe the environmental review process and the draft findings, and will be followed by a formal public comment period.
Those wanting to register in advance to comment at the meetings should contact David Drucker no later than Aug. 29, by telephone at 800-368-5642 ext. 6223 or via e-mail at david.drucker@nrc.gov. Those requesting to speak may also register at the meeting no later than 5:45 p.m. Individual comments could be limited by the time available and the number of people asking to speak. Individuals with special needs for attending or presenting information at the meetings should contact Mr. Drucker, also no later than Aug. 29.
NRC staff will consider written comments on the draft EIS until Sept. 23, following the publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Please include Docket ID NRC-2018-0130 with your comment, via the regulations.gov website.
Exelon submitted the Peach Bottom subsequent license renewal application on July 10, 2018. 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. In addition, a copy of the draft EIS is available for public inspection at the Whiteford Branch Library, 2407 Whiteford Road in Whiteford, Md.
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