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Shearon Harris, North Carolina

In January 2006, Progress Energy publicized its intention to seek a permit to construct and operate two new nuclear reactors at the Shearon Harris site near Raleigh, North Carolina. Originally, Progress had expected to submit its application for a Combined Operating License (COL) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in late September or early October 2007. However, on May 31, 2007, Progress Energy announced that it would postpone pursuing a new reactor at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in Wake County, NC.

On February 19, 2008, Progress recommitted to expanding their nuclear station located in Wake County by submitting an application for a COL to the NRC. The application seeks approval for two new Advanced Passive Pressurized Reactors (AP1000).

To view Progress's application, click here.

Progress is also pursuing a license that would allow for 2 new reactors in Levy County, Florida. Progress is a member of a business consortium called NuStart Energy Development that is pursuing new reactors in Mississippi and Alabama.

If you would like to get involved to stop any further new nuclear plant plans in North Carolina, please e-mail us and let us know how you’d like to help. We can provide you with information and strategic advice.

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