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Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant Halted

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:33am
Associated Press

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — UniStar Nuclear Energy is completely withdrawing its application to build a third nuclear power plant at Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.

The company submitted an operating license application in September 2008 to build what would have been Nine Mile 3. But just over a year later UniStar submitted a letter requesting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to temporarily suspend the application review, including any supporting reviews by external agencies, until further notice.

The reason? The company told the NRC it was because Nine Mile Point 3 was not selected for federal loan guarantees.

Before the decision to halt the process entirely, the NRC had decided to discontinue all review activities and save work that had been completed.

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