September 8, 2008

Areva to File Idaho Falls Eagle Rock Environmental Study in October

By Anonymous

French energy firm Areva says it plans to have an environmental impact statement filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by October for its proposed $2 billion Eagle Rock uranium enrichment plant outside Idaho Falls. The environmental study is one of the first steps toward acquiring NRC licensing for construction of the facility, which the company announced would be located in Bonneville County in May.

Press reports say Areva officials met with members of the Idaho Falls-based Partnership for Science and Technology on Aug. 21, and the company has a deal to buy 4,000 acres of land for development of the site, which could be operational by 2014.

Areva's Idaho Falls project would employ 250 full-time workers and require about 1,000 people for construction, which could begin as early as 2011.

Credit: IBR Staff Report

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