Alligators, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and coyotes don’t have much in common – except that they all happen to share living quarters on GE-Hitachi’s Castle Hayne campus. As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, the site, just outside of Wilmington, was recently certified as a National Wildlife Habitat.
GE-Hitachi’s subsidiary, Global Laser Enrichment, is facing the last regulatory hurdle before a 40-year license is granted to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne – just outside of Wilmington. Judges with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board have closed the final hearing to the public in its entirety. But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, one nuclear watchdog group is urging officials to reconsider that closed-door decision.