(KWES) - Waste Control Specialists has requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission temporarily suspend its review of WCS' license application.
We're told that WCS wanted to temporarily suspend the review until the completion of a sale of WCS to EnergySolutions is completed.
According to a press release, WCS believes that will be completed by late summer 2017.
Rod Baltzer, President and CEO of WCS, issued the following statement, "WCS expects to go forward with this project at the earliest possible opportunity after completion of the sale. However, due to the substantially increased application review and related costs, WCS must focus its limited financial resources on those expenditures necessary to safely run and maintain its currently licensed facilities, proceed through the trial set for April 23, and complete the sale to EnergySolutions. WCS appreciates the significant work and utmost professionalism on the part of the NRC Staff, as well as that on the parts of its employees and CISF partners, TN Americas and NAC International. We appreciate the continued support of our State and local communities and look forward to resuming this important project and playing a significant role in America's safe nuclear future."