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License for new nuclear power plant in Maryland denied via Power Engineering

UniStar Nuclear Operating Services LLC and Calvert Cliffs 3 Nuclear Project LLC cannot build a third unit at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland, judges from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) ruled on August 30. The judges said the applicants cannot receive a combined license to  build and construct an Areva EPR at Calvert Cliffs since the applicants are owned by U.S. corporation that is 100 percent owned by a foreign corporation.

“A license cannot be issued in this proceeding until the ownership issue is properly corrected,” the judges wrote in the 29-page decision.

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