The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is formally reviewing GE-Hitachi's application to build a uranium enrichment plant in New Hanover County.
The NRC said in a release the company's plans passed an initial acceptance review. The agency also said it has requested more information from GE-Hitachi.
The licensing review will include an environmental impact statement, public comments and technical safety review.
Click here to see the GE-Hitachi application, minus certain classified and sensitive portions (e.g. proprietary information).
The NRC's acceptance letter and request for additional information are available in the agency's ADAMS online document database by searching for accession number ML091960561.