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Guide to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, New Hampshire Papers, 1970-1979

Collection number: MC 47

Size: 6 boxes (2 cu.ft.)

[In storage - requires 48 hour notice for use]

About Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, New Hampshire

Seabrook Station is a 1,220 megawatt nuclear fueled electric generating plant located in Seabrook, New Hampshire. In 1972 the Public Service Company of New Hampshire filed an application with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee and the Public Utilities Commission to build twin nuclear reactors at Seabrook, New Hampshire. It was originally projected that the plant would reach completion in 1979, but a long licensing process (up to 50 licenses and permits were needed to gain approval) and environmental opposition delayed service until August of 1990. Plans to build the second reactor were later abandoned. Today Florida Power and Light owns over 80% of Seabrook Station’s shares.

About the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station Papers collection

The collection contains forty-three publications related to the licensing of the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant, dating from 1970 to 1979. The materials have been organized into two series: Public Service Company of New Hampshire Binder Reports and Supplemental Material. The second series is divided further into 3 sub-series: Electricity and Community Plans; Environmental and Educational Reports, and Legal Documents: Licensing. The first series contains eleven binder reports prepared by the Public Service Company of New Hampshire outlining its plans for the Seabrook Station Nuclear energy plant. The majority of the collection deals with the early effort to gain a construction permit. The materials come from a range of sources, including the New Hampshire Public Service Company, independent science firms, regional planning commissions, the government of New Hampshire and the federal government. The majority of the materials pertain to the Joint Hearing held in New Hampshire and Washington, D.C. regarding the licensing of the nuclear plant. These include eight hearing transcripts and six supplemental documents, including a trial brief, the Commission report, an exhibit book and two responses to interrogatories. Materials published by the Public Service Company of New Hampshire include the Preliminary Safety Analysis Report vols I, III-VII, Analysis Amendment 6, Environmental Report vols I-III, and a License Application vols I-II. There are twelve research papers exploring the effects a Nuclear Electrical Plant will have on the surrounding area, both civically and environmentally

Administrative Information

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Collection is in storage – requires 48 hour notice for use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, New Hampshire Papers, 1970-1979, MC 47, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Lane Public Library, Hampton, NH, February 2006 (Accession number 02.2006)

Collection Arrangement

Collection is arranged in two series.

Collection Contents

Series I: Public Service Company of New Hampshire Reports, 1973-1974

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. I, Jan 1974
Box 1, Folder 2 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. III, Jan 1974
Box 1, Folder 3 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. IV, Jan 1974
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. V, Jan 1974
Box 2, Folder 2 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. VI, Jan 1974
Box 2, Folder 3 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Vol. VII, Jan 1974
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Environmental Report, Vol. I, June 1973
Box 3, Folder 2 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Environmental Report, Vol. II, June 1973
Box 3, Folder 3 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Environmental Report, Vol. III, June 1973
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station License Application, Vol. I, March 1973
Box 4, Folder 2 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station License Application, Vol. II, March 1973

Series II: Supplemental Material, 1970-1979

Subseries A: Electricity and Community Plans, 1970-1974

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1 The New England Regional Commission. A Study of the Electric Power Situation in New England, 1970-1990, Sept 1970
Box 5, Folder 2 Southeastern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission. Preliminary Planning Studies for the Southeastern New Hampshire Planning Region, Sept 1970
Box 5, Folder 3 The New England Regional Commission. Program Potentials in Housing: A Regional Housing Action Program, April 1971
Box 5, Folder 4 The New England Council, Inc. Proceedings of the Second New England Coastal Zone Management Conference, Sept 1971
Box 5, Folder 5 New England Power Company. Annual Report, Dec 1973
Box 5, Folder 6 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Amendment 6, Revision Pages, Feb 1974

Subseries B: Environmental and Educational Reports, 1970-1974

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 7 Abrahamson, Dean E. Environmental Cost of Electrical Power: A Scientists’ Institute for Public Information Workbook, 1970
Box 5, Folder 8 American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Our Needs for Electricity” Issue 1
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Sources of Radiation,” Issue 2
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Radiation from Nuclear Power Plants,” Issue 3
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Biological Effects of Radiation,” Issue 4
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Thermal Discharges,” Issue 5
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Nuclear Insurance,” Issue 6
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Waste Disposal,” Issue 7
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Transportation in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle,” Issue 8
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Safety: Power Plant Safety Systems,” Issue 9
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Safety: Licensing and Regulation,” Issue 10
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Safety: Emergency Core Cooling,” Issue 11
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Nuclear Power Plant Siting: Earthquakes,” Issue 12
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Nuclear Power: Benefit and Risk,” Issue 13
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Breeder Reactors,” Issue 14
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Thermonuclear Fusion,” Issue 15
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Geothermal Power,” Issue 16
American Nuclear Society, San Diego Section. Nuclear Power and the Environment, “Solar Power,” Issue 17
Folder 9 Normandeau Associates, Inc. Studies on the American Lobster, HOMARUS AMERICANUS, In the Vicinity of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire: Technical Report V-I, 1973
Folder 10 Normandeau Associates, Inc. Studies on the Soft-Shelled Clam, MYA ARENARIA, In The Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, New Hampshire: Technical Report V-2, 1974
Folder 11 Smith, Bruce W. Thermal Effects Upon Some of the Indigenous Biota in the Waters Offshore Hampton, New Hampshire: A Search of the Literature, April 1974
Folder 12 Soil Core logs from proposed Seabrook Station Site. Logged by J. R. Rand. Information is inconsistently recorded, often without information regarding depth and exact location. Information pertaining to only the core samples is excellent. Dec 11, 1972 – May 16, 1973
Folder 13 Map of Vegetation, Seabrook, New Hampshire, undated

Subseries C: Legal Documents: Licensing, 1972-1979

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 14 State of New Hampshire Joint Hearing of the Public Utilities Commission and Site Evaluation Committee, vol. 2, pp. 172-330, June 20, 1972
Box 5, Folder 15 Joint Hearing, vol. 3, pp. 331-551, June 21, 1972
Box 5, Folder 16 Joint Hearing, vol. 8, pp. 1272-1492, Oct 31, 1972
Box 5, Folder 17 Joint Hearing, vol. 10, pp. 1590-1885, Nov 1, 1972
Box 5, Folder 18 Joint Hearing, vol. 23, pp 3816-4082, Feb 1, 1973
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Station: Supplemental Exhibit Book, 1972
Box 6, Folder 2 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Project: D-SF 6205 Response to SAPL Interrogatories, 1972
Box 6, Folder 3 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Project: D-SF 6205 Response to Interrogatories of the Society for Protection of N. H. Forests, 1972
Box 6, Folder 4 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Location of Deer Yarding Areas in Relationship to Proposed Seabrook Transmission Lines, Nov 28, 1972
Box 6, Folder 5 Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Seabrook Project: D-SF 6205 Trial Brief, June 15, 1973
Box 6, Folder 6 The State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. Docket No. D-SF 6205, Public Service Company of New Hampshire, Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Certificate of Site and Facility Commission Report, Jan 29, 1974
Box 6, Folder 7 United States Atomic Energy Commission, Prehearing Conference, pp. 333-513, May 23, 1974
Box 6, Folder 8 Public Hearings, Vol. 8, pp. 1135- 1326, May 28, 1975
Box 6, Folder 9 State of New Hampshire Joint Hearing Public Utilities Commission and Bulk Power Supply Site Evaluation Committee, Petition for Modification of Transmission Line Routes, June 28, 1979