NNR accepts Thyspunt and Duynefontein Nuclear Installation Site Licence

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The National Nuclear Regulator has accepted the Thyspunt and Duynefontyn Nuclear Installation site licence (NISL) applications for further processing.
The NNR completed its initial review of the NISL applications received and has found both applications to be compliant with relevant national policies as well as the NNR Act and associated regulations and has accepted the applications for further processing, Peter Bester, NNR Special Nuclear Projects Coordinator, said.
The NNR has directed the applicant to serve copies of the NISL applications on the persons, bodies, organisations, local authorities and municipalities and to publish the application in the public domain in accordance with the NNR Act. In terms of Section 21(4) of the NNR Act, initial representations may be made related to health, safety and environmental issues connected with the applications by persons affected by the granting of such a Nuclear Installation Site Licence, to the Board of the NNR within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice.
This is According to a press release from the NNR, the NNR received the two NISL applications from Eskom Holdings SOC (Ltd). The press release furhter reads as foll0ws:
“The sites applied for are; – Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape and Duynefontyn in the Western Cape. Both applications mentioned the applicant’s intention to construct and operate multiple nuclear installations (power reactors) and associated auxillary nuclear installations of a plant type and technology not yet identified.
The NNR completed its initial review of the NISL applications received and has found both applications to be compliant with relevant national policies as well as the NNR Act and associated regulations and has accepted the applications for further processing, Peter Bester, NNR Special Nuclear Projects Coordinator, said.
The NNR has directed the applicant to serve copies of the NISL applications on the persons, bodies, organisations, local authorities and municipalities and to publish the application in the public domain in accordance with the NNR Act. In terms of Section 21(4) of the NNR Act, initial representations may be made related to health, safety and environmental issues connected with the applications by persons affected by the granting of such a Nuclear Installation Site Licence, to the Board of the NNR within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice.
cting the applicant to inform the public and solicit comment on the NISL application is the first phase of the NNRs, public participation process. The second phase entails deeper engagement in the form of a formal public hearings process pursuant to the provisions of Section 21 (4) (b) of the NNR Act. During this process the applicant is required to develop a Public Information Document (PID) in accordance with the NNR’s requirements which will be used by stakeholders to make in depth representations during the NNRs public hearings process. Information on the NISL application and the NNRs public hearings process will be made available on the NNR’s website. Please visit:www.nnr.co.za

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