June 16, 2011 / 9:12 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-U.S. proposed new nuclear power reactors

 June 16 (Reuters) - Environmental groups on Thursday again asked the U.S. nuclear regulator to delay approval of Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor design, claiming the company continues to change that design, among other things.
 Any delay in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval of the design could hold up the construction of the first new reactors to be built in the United States since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.
 Two energy companies in the Southeast have already started preconstruction work on new, multibillion dollar reactors based on the AP1000 design - Southern Co (SO.N) at Vogtle in Georgia and Scana Corp SCG.N at Summer in South Carolina. [ID:nN16189346]
 The following lists the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s schedule for deciding the combined construction and operating license applications for new reactors: REACTOR(S)          COMPANY     DESIGN     STATE   DECISION Summer (2)          Scana       AP1000      SC       2011 Vogtle (2)          Southern    AP1000      GA       2011 South Texas (2)     STP         ABWR        TX       2011 Levy (2)            Progress    AP1000      FL       2012 Bell Bend (1)       PPL         EPR         PA       2012 Lee (2)             Duke        AP1000      SC      2012/3 Turkey Point (2)    FPL         AP1000      FL      2012/3 Calvert Cliffs (1)  UniStar     EPR         MD       2013 Fermi (1)           DTE         ESBWR       MI       2013 North Anna (1)      Dominion    USAPWR      VA       2013 Comanche Peak (2)   Luminant    USAPWR      TX       2013 Harris (2)          Progress    AP1000      NC       2014 Callaway (1)        Ameren      EPR         MO  Suspended 2009 Nine Mile Pt (1)    UniStar     EPR         NY  Suspended 2009 Grand Gulf (1)      Entergy     ESBWR       MS  Suspended 2009 River Bend (1)      Entergy     ESBWR       LA  Suspended 2009 Bellefonte (2)      TVA         AP1000      AL  Suspended 2010 Clinch River (6)    TVA         mPower      TN  Not Scheduled Utah (1)            Blue River  TBD         UT  Not Scheduled Callaway (1)        Ameren      TBD         MO  Not Scheduled TBD (1)             Unnamed     TBD        TBD  Not Scheduled TBD (1)             Southern    TBD        TBD  Not Scheduled TBD (1)             NGNP        TBD        TBD  Not Scheduled —————————————————————————————— Reactor Designs ABWR - Advanced Boiling Water Reactor built by Toshiba AP1000 - Advanced Passive 1000 built by Westinghouse Electric EPR - Evolutionary Power Reactor built by Areva ESBWR - Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor built by General Electric USAPWR - U.S. Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries mPower - Babcock & Wilcox small reactor design NGNP - Next Generation Nuclear Plant - a generation IV reactor is a version of the Very High Temperature Reactor that could be coupled to a hydrogen production facility. The U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for expressions of interest to develop such a reactor in 2007  (Reporting by Scott DiSavino)        

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