The other side of the coin..
What I question is the eagerness to get a 20 year renewal granted, 17 years before the current one expires..
Is it in hopes of avoiding future requirements, public safety enhancements.. which could soon be imposed..?
I think so..
This seems to be a trend.
If public safety were a part of their concern, they would not do this...
Judges reject 3 groups’ requests to intervene in nuke plant relicensing
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Seabrook Station’s operating license will expire March, 15, 2030. NextEra contacted the NRC two years ago seeking to renew the license for the nuclear power plant for another 20 years, through 2050.
“I’ve increasingly had the suspicion that our justice system is sometimes lacking in common sense concern for the public interest when it comes to corporate and governmental prerogatives,” SAPL Executive Director Doug Bogen said in a prepared statement, responding to the latest court decision. “This ruling appears to confirm that suspicion. “NRC intransigence in addition to state government inaction has practically guaranteed that the public will have no voice when it comes to a key future energy policy decision — the relicensing of our local nuclear plant,” Bogen concluded.
Two other citizen groups, Friends of the Coast and the New England Coalition, are also challenging the relicensing of Seabrook Station. Hearings are still pending on the contentions they have filed.