Local Interest
6:32 am
Thu July 17, 2008

NRC Seeks Public Comment on New GE Hitachi Plant

Wilmington, NC – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting tonight at UNCW to discuss GE Hitachi's plans for a uranium enrichment facility in the Castle Hayne/Wilmington area.

The kind of plant GE wants to build makes the uranium usable. The plant already here turns that usable uranium into pellets and rods that then go to a nuclear reactor.

GE Hitachi trucks in and processes enriched uranium from out of state.

Tammy Orr is in charge of GE's Global Laser Enrichment business.

"We are as committed to this being a successful venture going forward as part of this community as anyone else is. And we will continue to keep safety and security as a top priority in our business going forward."

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs the public comment before it goes forward with writing an environmental impact statement.

The NRC will then decide whether or not to give GE Hitachi a license to build.

Where: Burney Center, Ballroom B
When: July 17 at 7PM.
Send an e-mail the NRC: tcj@nrc.gov.

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