Victoria County Station

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The Victoria County Station was a proposed nuclear power plant, in Victoria County, 13.3 miles south of Victoria, Texas.Coordinates: 28°36′52″N 97°1′50″W / 28.61444°N 97.03056°W / 28.61444; -97.03056[1] The plant, consisting of two 1535 MWe General-Electric-Hitachi economic simplified boiling water reactors was applied for by the Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC on September 2, 2008.[2] The project was canceled in August 2012.[3]

Exelon filed a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application for the plant on September 3, 2008 with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In July 2009, Exelon announced that it was suspending its COL application. In March 2010, Exelon announced that it was formally withdrawing its COL application, while submitting its application for an early site permit (ESP).[4]

On August 28, 2012, Exelon announced that it had notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it was withdrawing its ESP application, which brought to an end all project activity.[5]

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  1. ^ "Environmental Description". Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2 Combined License Application (PDF) (Report). Exelon Generation. September 2, 2008. p. 2.1-1. Retrieved December 2014. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Thomas S. (September 2, 2008). "Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2 Application for Combined Licenses for Victoria County Station NRC Project Number 761" (PDF) (Letter to U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Document Control Desk). Exelon Generation. Retrieved December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Exelon scraps Texas reactor project". Nuclear Engineering International. 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "ESP application for new Texan plant". World Nuclear News. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Exelon drops Texas reactor plan, cites cheap natural gas". Reuters. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-29.