On October 26, 2018, NRC announced that the agency has received a subsequent license renewal application from Virginia Electric and Power Co. (Dominion), which requested an additional 20 years for the already-renewed operating licenses of Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2.
Dominion filed the application on October 16, 2018. It seeks to renew the licenses for a second time. The Surry units are pressurized-water reactors located approximately 17 miles northwest of Newport News, Virginia. The NRC approved the initial license renewal in March 2003, with Unit 1 currently licensed to operate through May 25, 2032 and Unit 2 through January 29, 2033.
The NRC staff is reviewing the application to determine if it has sufficient information to complete the agency’s extensive safety and environmental reviews. 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.
Information regarding the license renewal process, as well as the Surry renewal application, are available for public review on the NRC website at www.nrc.gov. For additional information, please contact Scott Burnell at (301) 415-8200.