The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the operating license of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio for an additional 20 years.
The single-unit reactor can operate through April 22, 2037. FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. applied to renew the license on Aug. 30, 2010. The Safety Evaluation Report was issued Sept. 3, 2013 and a supplement was issued Aug. 10, 2015. A supplemental environmental impact statement was issued April 24, 2015.
The Davis-Besse renewal brings to 81 the number of nuclear plant licenses that have been renewed, though two have since permanently shut down. Applications for an additional 13 renewales are currently under review.
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