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“Should a 3rd Nuclear Reactor Be Built at Calvert Cliffs?” Panel Discussion
October 20, 2009, 8:34 am
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“Should a 3rd Nuclear Reactor Be Built at Calvert Cliffs?’

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Calvert Cliffs 3 Debate/Panel Discussion, UMBC, Library Gallery, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009:

  • Moderator: Dr. Stephen F. Barker, Chair of the Friends of the Library & Gallery Council
  • Panelists:
    • JOHANNA NEUMANN, State Director for Maryland PIRG, a statewide nonprofit nonpartisan consumer advocacy group.
    • J. SCOTT PETERSON, Nuclear Energy Institute’s Vice President of Communications.
  • A reception will follow this event, thanks to the Libby Kuhn Memorial Endowment.
  • The context for this event:
    The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, which is owned & operated by Constellation Energy, has two 2700 MW nuclear reactors. In 2000, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) extended the facility’s license for 20 years. In 2005, Unistar Nuclear Energy, jointly owned by Constellation and Electricite de France announced that it will build a third reactor (US-Evolutionary Power Reactor). The third reactor would help address the need for more baseload, generating power in the Mid-Atlantic region. The NRC confirmed its acceptance for technical review in June, 2008. Opponents and supporters of the proposed third reactor at Calvert Cliffs have been involved in a series of public hearings before officials of the NRC. A decision by Constellation to start construction is expected by the end of 2009.

For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.

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