NRC: N.H. plant-relicensing hearings won't include concrete issues

Concrete-degradation concerns at NextEra Energy's Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire won't be considered in license-extension hearings, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "The [Atomic Safety and Licensing Board] denied the contention because it was late-filed and, therefore, did not meet the timeliness criteria for such proceedings," said Neil Sheehan of the NRC.

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