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Shearon Harris Units 2 & 3


The Shearon Harris site was originally designed for four reactors, but construction and budget issues resulted in three of the reactors being cancelled. The original budget estimated a cost of $1.1 billion for four reactors; the final cost of the single reactor that was constructed was nearly $4 billion.

Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. (PEC) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Shearon Harris Nuclear Site, Units 2 & 3.

On February 19, 2008 Progress filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL). It seeks to build two 1,100 MWe Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactors. Although the NRC has already certified the AP1000 design, the application review is expected to take about 36 months. The new reactors would not be operational before 2018.[4]

Expansion of the plant will require raising the water level of Harris Lake by 20 feet,[5] decreasing the size of Wake County's largest park, with the Cape Fear River as a backup water source.

On January 22, 2010 officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the electrical generator from the damaged Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island will be used at Shearon Harris. Preliminary work is under way to move the generator. It will be transported in two parts, weighing a combined 670 tons.

Source: http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/harris/documents.html
Source: http://www.cfra-nc.org/documents/HARRISNUCLEARENERGYPLANTEXPANSION.pdf
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearon_Harris_Nuclear_Power_Plant


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