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William States Lee III Nuclear Station is a planned two-unit nuclear power plant. Duke Energy filed the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application for the plant on December 13, 2007 to the NRC. As of March 2016, the license had not been issued 
The plant is named for
William States Lee III (1929–1996), former chief executive officer (CEO) of Duke Energy (1982–94). This site will be adjacent to the Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant site which was never completed and abandoned in the early 1980s, and used by James Cameron as a film set for the 1989 movie . The Abyss
Costs and economics [ edit ]
In December 2007, Duke Power announced that it would spend $160 million in 2008 on the plant and that total costs could range 5–6 billion dollars.
In November 2008, Duke estimated the overnight cost of the plant at $14 billion.  
Reactor data [ edit ]
The William States Lee III Nuclear Generating Station will consist of two reactors.
 Reactor type
Electricity grid connection
William States Lee III -1 (planned)
William States Lee III -2 (planned)
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