NRC makes Entergy Waterford license renewal application available

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Operations Inc. to renew the operating license for the Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in Killona, Louisiana.

The application is now available for public inspection on the NRC website.

Entergy filed the application on March 30, seeking to renew the license for an additional 20 years of operation. The Waterford plant is a pressurized water reactor (PWR) that is currently licensed to operate through Dec. 18, 2024.

The NRC staff is reviewing the application to determine if it is sufficiently complete to begin the agency’s extensive safety and environmental reviews. If the application is determined to be complete, the staff will docket it and publish a notice of opportunity to request an adjudicatory hearing before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB).

The Entergy Louisiana nuclear complex has a generating capacity of almost 1,200 MW.

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