Thursday, November 20, 2008

50th U.S. Nuclear Plant License Renewed!

The Wolf Creek nuclear plant in Kansas just became the 50th reactor unit to receive a 20 year license renewal from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant is now licensed to operate until March 11, 2045.

Congratulations to everyone involved! Only 54 units left to go.

1 comment:

Matthew66 said...

Well, it's not absolutely certain that all the 54 will file, although almost all have filed or notified the NRC of their intent to do so. It may also be possible that some plants will have their licenses renewed again - if the licensees can establish to the NRC's satisfaction that the plant can operate safely for the entire period proposed for relicensing.