The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has issued its final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed renewal of the operating licenses for the 551 MWe Unit 1 and the 545 MWe Unit 2 at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota.
Prairie Island has two Westinghouse two-loop pressurized-water reactors. The current operating licenses for units 1 and 2 expire in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Northern States Power Co. submitted an application for the 20-year license extensions in 2008. Both units received their operating licenses in 1974.
This license renewal review process proceeds along two tracks: one for review of safety issues and another for environmental issues.
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