NRC Denies Foreign Application To Build Maryland Nuclear Reactor | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

NRC Denies Foreign Application To Build Maryland Nuclear Reactor

Play associated audio

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has upheld its decision to deny a license for a French company to build a third nuclear reactor at Maryland's Calvert Cliffs, reports the Associated Press.

The commission denied a petition of review filed by UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC. In August, the NRC said it could not issue a license because the applicants are foreign-owned. The NRC noted rules of the 1954 Atomic Energy Act in its ruling.

On Monday, the NRC did note the length of time since the agency first issued substantive guidance on the foreign ownership portion of the law. The NRC is directing staff to review issues relating to foreign ownership and recommend whether the commission should consider modifications.

Monday's order also notes the French company is still seeking a U.S. partner.

NPR

Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
NPR

Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.
NPR

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.
NPR

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.