NRC Gives Environmental OK for Braidwood Nuclear License Extensions

 NRC Gives Environmental OK for Braidwood Nuclear License Extensions

A final review says there are no environmental barriers to extending the operating licenses for two nuclear reactors in Illinois.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental review for the 20-year license extension applications for units 1 and 2 of the Braidwood Nuclear Plant.

The plant uses two pressurized water reactors licensed to operate through Oct. 17, 2026 for Unit 1 and Dec. 18, 2027 for Unit 2. Exelon (NYSE: EXC) submitted the renewal application May 29, 2013.

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