Nuclear Power

Federal Regulators Deny License Third Reactor for Maryland Nuclear Power Plant

Tell the French company operating the plant it has 60 days to find a U.S. partner or their plan will be nixed entirely

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Federal regulators denied a license Thursday to the French-controlled company for a proposed third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland, giving the company 60 days to find a U.S. partner.

At the end of those 60 days, the three judges of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board wrote, they would be forced to terminate the company's application proceedings entirely.