NRC schedules July 28 hearing on Duke’s Levy plant licensing

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a July 28 evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested portion of a proceeding regarding the application of Duke Energy Florida LLC (DEF) for combined licenses (COLs) to construct and operate two units (Units 1 and 2) in Levy County, Florida.

This mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the requested COLs. The utility filed the application in July 2008, before it was bought by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). The commission, in a notice to be published in the June 17 Federal Register, said it will conduct this hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time on July 28 at the commission’s headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The hearing on these issues will continue on subsequent days, if necessary.

No later than July 7, unless the commission directs otherwise, the NRC staff and the applicant need to submit a list of its anticipated witnesses for the hearing. No later than July 7, unless the commission directs otherwise, the applicant is to submit its pre-filed written testimony. The staff previously submitted its testimony on June 10.

The combined licenses would be for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Levy County Units 1 and 2.

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