AREVA Congratulates UniStar on its COLA Submission for a New EPR at Nine Mile Point
October 01, 2008
October 1, 2008
AREVA praises UniStar Nuclear Energy LLC for submitting a combined construction and operating license application (COLA) for a potential new nuclear reactor to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
The COLA seeks regulatory approvals to potentially build a new 1,600 MW pressurized water reactor adjacent to Constellation Energy’s existing nuclear reactors at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in upstate New York.
The application is the third to reference AREVA’s U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR). UniStar Nuclear Energy first referenced the U.S. EPR in its application for a potential new plant at Calvert Cliffs in southern Maryland early this year. In July, AmerenUE submitted an application to the NRC for a potential U.S. EPR in Missouri.
“We applaud UniStar on submitting the license application for Nine Mile Point 3. The submission of a third U.S. EPR application marks another important step on the path of certainty toward the operation of new nuclear reactors in the United States,” said Tom Christopher, chief executive officer of AREVA Inc.
The AREVA EPR is an evolutionary 1,600+ MW net electrical output pressurized water reactor design based on proven technology. The EPR incorporates significant improvements in safety and economics over previous technologies, operating at a lower cost over the expected life of the plant and providing unparalleled safety margins for the 21st century.