On 1 November 2012, the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC
) issued an order
terminating the adjudicatory proceeding on the combined license application for Calvert Cliffs 3. On 30 August 2012, the NRC
had given French state utility EDF
60 days to find a U.S.
based partner for the project to build an EPR
at the Calvert Cliffs site in Maryland (see Final Blow to EDF’s US Adventure?
). Majority ownership, control or domination of a nuclear power plant by a foreign entity is illegal in the U.S.. EDF
failed to identify a new partner after Constellation pulled out over two years ago and was subsequently absorbed by Exelon. EDF
lost over US
$1 billion in the unsuccessful US