ASLB postpones hearing on proposed new South Texas Project reactors

Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has postponed the hearing scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Houston. The hearing will be rescheduled once the NRC resumes full operations.

This hearing involves Nuclear Innovation North America’s application to build two Advanced Boiling-Water Reactors at the South Texas Project site. The hearing will examine whether the applicant’s planned corporate governing structure and financing comply with the NRC’s rules prohibiting foreign ownership, control and domination.

The board continues to accept written comments from interested members of the public, known as limited appearance statements. These statements are not testimony or evidence, but they may aid the board and/or the parties in considering the issues in the hearing. Statements may be submitted until 5 p.m. EDT on October 9, via mail to:, Office of the Secretary Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001; via fax to (301) 415-1101 or via e-mail to