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Nuclear regulators uphold ruling on Calvert Cliffs reactor project
Nuclear regulators uphold ruling on Calvert Cliffs reactor project

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission upheld a decision Monday preventing a French company from building a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in southern Maryland, but it offered glimmers of hope for the project's proponents. The commissioners directed their staff "to review issues relating to foreign ownership" — the sticking point for the Calvert Cliffs proposal — and recommend whether changes to agency rules or practice are appropriate. The five-person commission would not overturn a decision by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that UniStar Nuclear Energy is ineligible for a new-reactor license because it is wholly owned by French...

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