South Texas Project Units
South Texas Project Units 3 and 4:
May 1, 2013
Foreign Ownership Determination of Foreign Ownership of South Texas Project Nuclear Reactors
- Foreign Ownership Could Halt Licensing of South Texas Project Nuclear Reactors; NRC Says NINA Doesn’t Meet Their Requirements Press Release 05/01/13
January 11, 2013
Fire at South Texas Project Nuclear Reactor Site – Just Before Re-licensing Hearing
JOIN US AT A BAY CITY HEARING ON TUESDAY – JAN. 15TH – ABOUT RELICENSING TWO SOUTH TEXAS PROJECT NUCLEAR REACTORS – GIVING THEM 20 MORE YEARS.
Austin, TX A fire that shot 50 foot flames into the air erupted January 8th in the main transformer at the South Texas Project site near Bay City, Texas, about 90 miles southwest of Houston. Reactor 2, which was out of commission for five winter months in 2011-2012, has not been operating since the fire.
The fire occurred just one week prior to a hearing on re-licensing the two South Texas Project reactors, which will be held January 15th from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm at the Bay City Civic Center, 201 Seventh St.
October 1, 2011
Judges have now allowed a full hearing on foreign ownership of the proposed reactors.
August 17, 2011 STP Oral Argument hearing in Austin, Texas
The Final Environmental Impact Statement For South Texas Project Units 3 And 4 Combined License Application Review
May 11, 2011
(ADAMS Accession Number: ML110070343) can be viewed online at: www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1937/.
If you would like to receive a hard copy or a CD of the final EIS, please contact the project manager, Ms. Jessie Muir at 301-415-0491 or by email at Jessie.Muir@nrc.gov.
South Texas Project New Nuclear Reactors Opposed
- Fire at South Texas Project Nuclear Reactor Site – Just Before Re-licensing Hearing 1/11/13
- Foreign Ownership Could Halt Licensing of South Texas Project Nuclear Reactors; NRC Decision to Deny a License for Calvert Cliffs Bodes Well Press Release 9/04/12
- South Texas Project Hearing in Rockville, MD 10/31/11
- Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Orders Full Hearing on STP 9/30/11
- Hearing on foreign ownership of proposed South Texas Nuclear Reactors 8/17/11
- Protesters Want NRG Energy to Halt Nuclear Reactor Licensing (Austin) Press Release 4/26/11
- Protesters Want NRG Energy to Halt Nuclear Reactor Licensing (Houston) 04/26/11
- Letter to NRG on Proposed South Texas Project Reactors
Various Citizen Groups 4/19/20
- In the Wake of Japanese Nuclear Disaster Citizens Oppose Re-licensing South Texas Project Reactors Press Release 3/15/11
- Petition to Intervene Filed with NRC 3/15/11
- South Texas Project New Nuclear Reactors Opposed – Oral Argument Oct. 21 In Bay City, Texas Press Release 10/20/10
- Contentions raised regarding South Texas Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- Tom “Smitty” Smith report – Reactors Could be Curtailed or Shut Down due to High Cooling Water Temperatures
Most Recent News & Reports:
- NRC Staff Should Stop Balking, Provide Fire Safety Information, Groups Say 2/22/10
- Taxpayer-Backed Loan Guarantees for New Reactors to Companies in MD,SC, GA and TX are a Risky Venture Lacking Accountability, Must be Halted Oct. 2009
- NRC Reveals AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Design Problems, DOE Must Halt Issuance of Conditional Loan Guarantees to Utilities Pursuing AP1000 Oct. 19, 2009
- Citizens Gain Ground in STP Intervention Over Water Concerns Press Release 9/30/09
- Memorandum And Order -Ruling on Admissibility of Contentions
- Citizens Win Right to a Hearing in Opposing South Texas Project Nuclear Reactors Press release 8/28/09
- Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) STPNOC Order 8/27/09
- CPS Energy’s presentation – June 29, 2009 announcing their cost estimate of up to $13 billion for two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project
- Citizens Oppose South Texas Project Expansion before Atomic Safety and Licensing Board June 19, 2009
- New Plant Working Group – Summary of Public Meeting on Combined Operating License Applications 3/6/2009
- South Texas Project License Review Schedule 2/10/2009
- Petition For Intervention And Request For Hearing
- Petitioners’ Reply to Applicant’s Answer to Petition for Intervention and Request for Hearing 5/26/09
- Petitioners’ Reply NRC Staff’s Answer for Intervention and Request for Hearing 5/26/09
Citizen Filing Opposing Proposed South Texas Nuclear Reactors
- LADTAP II Model Declaration of Dr. Arjun Makhijani
- Assessing Nuclear Plant Capital Costs for the Two Proposed NRG Reactors at the South Texas Project Site
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. – March 24, 2008
- Comments of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Proposed Waste Confidence Rule Update and Proposed Rule Regarding Environmental Impacts of Temporary Spent Fuel Storage
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. – February 6, 2009
- San Antonio’s Energy Effieiceny Potential Report
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. – March 24, 2008
- Costs of Current and Planned Nuclear Power Plants in Texas; A Consumer Perspective
by Clarence Johnson
- Declaration By George Rice, Groundwater Hydrologist Potential For Groundwater Contamination At The South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant
- Resume – George Rice, Groundwater Hydrologist
- Water Quality and Quantity Impacts from Proposed South Texas Plant Expansion
- Declaration of Dr. D. Lauren Ross, Ph. D., P. E.
- Resume – Dr. D. Lauren Ross, Ph. D., P. E.
- Publications, Reports and Articles – - Dr. D. Lauren Ross, Ph. D., P. E.
- Declaration By Gordon Thompson In Support Of Contentions Submitted By The Sustainable Energy And Economic Development Coalition (SEED)
- Environmental Impacts of Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste from Commercial Nuclear Reactors: A Critique of NRC’s Waste Confidence Decision and Environmental Impact Determination
by Gordon R. Thompson
- The US Effort To Dispose Of High-LevelRadioactive Waste
by Gordon R. Thompson
- Curriculum Vitae for Gordon R. Thompson February 2009
Report: Assessing Nuclear Plant Capital Costs for the Two Proposed NRG Reactors at the South Texas Project Site by Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. – March 24, 2008
Reports and Factsheets:
- 60-Day Clock For Nuclear Opponents Starts Ticking: Opposition to Expansion of South Texas Project in Place
- South Texas Nuclear Project-The Record
- Transcript from the public scoping meeting day session 2/05/08
- Transcript from the public scoping meeting evening session 2/05/08
- South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company Application for the South Texas Project Units 3 and 4; Notice of Order, Hearing, and Opportunity To Petition for Leave To Intervene
- South Texas Project (STP) Nuclear Reactors… What is Proposed Derived from Combined Operating License Application
- Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Environmental Scoping Process for the South Texas Project Site, Units 3 & 4 Combined Licenses (TAC No. RA2764). 2/5/2008
- South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company, South Texas Project Site, Units 3 & 4: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping
- Petition to suspend the hearing notice for the South Texas Project Units 3 and 4 – 2/08/08Related documents:
- Exhibit 1 — McBurnett Letter 1/10/08
- Exhibit 2 — Matthews Letter 1/30/08
- Exhbit 3 — Matthews Letter 1/29/08
- Exhibit 4 — McBurnett Letter 12/20/07
- Exhibit 5 — Wunder e-mail 1/15/08
- Exhibit 6 — Index of FSAR files on ADAMS
- Exhibit 7 — Index of ABWR DCD files on PDR
- 1490 DC List of Exhibits to Petition 2/08/08
Nuclear Reactor Cost Estimates for South Texas Plants
In the figures released to date, NRG estimates the total costs for Units 3 and 4 at the South Texas Nuclear Project to be between $6.0 and 7.0 billion.*
Dr, Arjun Makhijani used methodology from Florida Power and Light estimates for similar reactors, plugging in data from CPS Energy in San Antonio. Makhijani estimates that the two proposed reactors would cost between $12.0 and $17.5 billion. (Shown in red)
Moody’s Investors’ Service estimates similar reactors between $13.5 and 16.2 billion.
Chart and comments prepared by SEED Coalition, using data from news articles, Moody’s reports and Dr. Arjun Makhijani’s report, Assessing Nuclear Plant Capital Costs for the Two Proposed NRG Reactors at the South Texas Project Site
- March 24, 2008.
* An article that appeared after this chart was prepared cited a figure of $8 billion.
Leaks and accidents happen – South Texas Project
Evidence of very small leakage found in routine inspection at South Texas Project Unit 1. April, 2003.