Fermi 2 Nuclear License Renewal Gets Environmental OK From NRC

Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental review on the operating license renewal of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in Michigan.

The supplemental environmental impact statement contains the NRC staff’s conclusion that the impacts would not preclude renewing the plant’s license for another 20 years. The NRC published a draft version of the report in November 2015 for public comment. The final report includes the staff’s responses to the comments.

Fermi 2 is a boiling water reactor currently licensed to operate through March 20, 2025. Plant operator DTE Electric Co. submitted the renewal application April 30, 2014.

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