NJ company files application for 4th nuclear plant

(AP) - A New Jersey utility company hassubmitted an application to build a fourth nuclear reactor at acomplex of nuclear power plants in southern New Jersey.

PSEG Power said it filed an Early Site Permit application withthe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.

The move was expected.

The reactor would be built on Artificial Island in Salem County.It is already the nation's second largest nuclear facility.

The early site permit is the first step toward building a plant.

PSEG Power President Bill Levis says the permit is not acommitment to build. The review process is expected to take aboutthree years.

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