Licensing Issues

License renewal requested by Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant

On June 1, 2010, NextEra Energy Seabrook Station submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license renewal to the year 2050, 20 years in advance of their current license expiration of 2030. More Information (PDF file)

Seabrook’s ASR-induced concrete degradation issue.

On Dec. 22, 2011, C-10 Foundation requested information from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding Seabrook’s ASR-induced concrete degradation in several safety related buildings and structures. Read letter here (PDF file) NRC response (PDF file)

On Sept. 13, 2012, C-10 Foundation and Union of Concerned Scientists have requested the NRC require NextEra to conduct complete systematic testing and assessment of Seabrook Station’s containment to determine the current status of degradation of the concrete and corrosion of steel due to ASR concrete degradation. Read letter here (PDF file)


Seabrook Concrete Report 3-14-2012 (PDF file) , by Paul W. Brown, Ph.D.

C-10 UCS Commentary March 2013 (PDF file)

Brown Comments on NRC Inspection Report (8-9-2013) (PDF file)

UCS C-10 Seabrook Concrete   10-29-2013 (PDF file)