United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Cooper Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Final Report (NUREG-1437, Supplement 41)

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Manuscript Completed: July 2010
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July 2010

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Abstract

This supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) has been prepared in response to an application submitted by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to renew the operating license for Cooper Nuclear Station for an additional 20 years.

This SEIS includes the analysis that evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action. Alternatives considered include replacement power from new supercritical coal-fired generation; natural gas combined-cycle generation; a combination of alternatives that includes natural gas combined-cycle generation, energy conservation, and wind; and not renewing the license (the no-action alternative).

The recommendation is that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) determines that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for Cooper Nuclear Station are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers would be unreasonable.

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