No: 14-070 October 20, 2014
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
NRC Renews Operating Licenses of Limerick Nuclear Plant for an Additional 20 Years
Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating licenses of the
Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2, for an additional 20 years
of operation. The new licenses will expire Oct. 26, 2044, for Unit 1 and
June 22, 2049, for Unit 2.
The Limerick plant has two boiling
water reactors and is located in Limerick Township, Pa., about 21 miles
northwest of Philadelphia. Exelon Generation Co. LLC submitted the
license renewal application on June 22, 2011. The NRC staff’s review of
the application proceeded on two tracks. A safety evaluation report was
issued Jan. 10, 2013, and supplemented on Aug. 12, 2014. A supplemental
environmental impact statement was published Aug. 27, 2014. These
documents, as well as other information on the Limerick license renewal,
are available on the NRC website.
Renewal of the Limerick
licenses brings to 75 the number of commercial nuclear power reactors
with renewed licenses. Applications for an additional 17 renewals are
currently under review. Information about those reviews can be found on
the NRC website.