NRC Announces Opportunity to Request Hearing on Vogtle Unit 3 Notice of Intended Operation

Georgia’s Plant Vogtle reactors 3 and 4 are the only new nuclear energy reactors currently being built in the U.S.

The NRC has published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request a limited adjudicatory hearing regarding the notice of intended operation. Petitions requesting a hearing must be filed by April 13, by anyone whose interest may be affected by Vogtle Unit 3’s proposed operation and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding. For this hearing opportunity, petitions must also show which acceptance criteria in the Vogtle Unit 3 combined license have not been or will not be met, including why failure to meet the criteria would prevent the NRC from having reasonable assurance that public health and safety will be adequately protected. No environmental contentions will be considered. The Commission will determine whether to grant the hearing request.

For more information, please send an email to Janie Hill-Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Coordinator, at Janie@GeorgiaWAND.org.