Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: 18-033 July 26, 2018
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
NRC Makes Available for Public Review Peach Bottom’s Subsequent License Renewal Application
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received a subsequent license renewal application from Exelon Generation Co. LLC, which requests an additional 20 years for the already-renewed operating licenses of Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3. The application is now available for public review on the NRC website.
Exelon filed the application July 10, seeking to renew the licenses for a second time. The Peach Bottom units are boiling-water reactors, located approximately 18 miles south of Lancaster, Pa. The NRC approved the initial license renewal in May 2003, with Unit 2 currently licensed to operate through Aug. 8, 2033, and Unit 3 through July 2, 2034.
The NRC staff is reviewing the application to determine if it has sufficient information to complete the agency’s extensive safety and environmental reviews. If the application is determined to be complete, the staff will docket it and publish a notice of opportunity to request an adjudicatory hearing before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
Information about the license renewal process is available on the NRC website. A copy of the Peach Bottom subsequent license renewal application will be available at the Harford County Public Library, 2407 Whiteford Road, in Whiteford, Md.
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