Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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New setback for Unit 3

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative  says it won’t be taking part in the development or ownership of the planned Unit 3 at North Anna Power Station. Old Dominion owns an 11.6 percent interest in power generated by North Anna’s Units 1 and 2. Old Dominion’s board has decided the project, which has been opposed by several environmental groups, “does not fit” with its long-term plans. Dominion says it’s proceeding with the planning for Unit 3. Its application for a combined license to  build and operate the new reactor, is pending before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is expected to act on the application by 2013. Dominion has not yet decided whether to build the unit at the plant on Lake Anna in Louisa.  See my story tomorrow for more details.