Uranium Enrichment at GE-Hitachi in Castle Hayne

GE-Hitachi’s subsidiary, Global Laser Enrichment, is facing the last regulatory hurdle before a 40-year license is granted to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne – just outside of Wilmington.   Judges with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board have closed the final hearing to the public in its entirety.  But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, one nuclear watchdog group is urging officials to reconsider that closed-door decision.

General Electric

One of the final regulatory hurdles before GE-Hitachi receives a 40-year license to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne will happen behind closed doors. 

EPA

As GE-Hitachi considers whether to build a laser-based uranium enrichment plant on its campus in Castle Hayne, members of the surrounding community are generally in the dark when it comes to what – exactly -- the industrial giant might be creating in their backyards.

General Electric

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will decide by August whether to grant a 40-year license allowing GE-Hitachi to enrich uranium at a new facility in Castle Hayne.

GE-Hitachi is working toward building a facility that would enrich uranium for utility companies to use as fuel in their nuclear power plants.

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