On November 26, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that the agency has received an application from Nuclear Development LLC to transfer the deferred construction permits for the unfinished Bellefonte Unit 1 and 2 reactors in Alabama. Nuclear Development filed the application on November 13, 2019 seeking to transfer the permits from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The Bellefonte units are partially complete pressurized-water reactors located approximately six miles northeast of Scottsboro, Alabama. The NRC placed the Bellefonte construction permits in deferred status in 2010.
The NRC staff is reviewing the application to determine if it has sufficient information to complete the agency’s review. If the application is determined to be complete, the staff will docket it and publish a notice of opportunity to request an adjudicatory hearing before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB).
The application, as well as information about the license transfer process, is available on the NRC website at www.nrc.gov. For additional information, please contact Scott Burnell at (301) 415-8200.