Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Supplement 7, Second Renewal Regarding Subsequent License Renewal for North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2: Draft Report for Comment (NUREG-1437)

This NUREG-series publication was issued for public comment. The comment period is now closed.

On this page:

Download complete document

Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: August 2021
Date Published: August 2021

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Availability Notice


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff prepared this supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) as part of its environmental review of Dominion Energy Virginia’s application to renew the operating licenses for North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2 (North Anna) for an additional 20 years. This SEIS includes the NRC staff’s evaluation of the environmental impacts of the license renewal and alternatives to license renewal. Alternatives considered include: (1) new nuclear (small modular reactor or SMR) generation and (2) a combination of solar photovoltaic, offshore wind, new nuclear (SMR), and demand-side management. The NRC staff’s preliminary recommendation is that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for North Anna are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decisionmakers would be unreasonable. The NRC staff based its recommendation on the following:

  • the analysis and findings in NUREG-1437, Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants
  • the environmental report submitted by Dominion Energy Virginia
  • the NRC staff’s consultation with Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies
  • the NRC staff’s independent environmental review
  • the NRC staff’s consideration of public comments

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, October 13, 2021