NRC renews operating license of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio

Source: NRC

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, for an additional 20 years.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, for an additional 20 years.

Davis-Besse, located about 21 miles east-southeast of Toledo, has a single pressurized-water reactor. The renewed license authorizes the plant to operate through April 22, 2037. FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. applied to renew the license on Aug. 30, 2010. The NRC staff’s review of the application proceeded on two tracks. A 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. These documents, as well as other information about the Davis-Besse license renewal, are available on the NRC website. The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards also reviewed the staff’s work.

Renewal of Davis-Besse’s operating licenses brings to 81 the number of commercial nuclear power reactors with renewed licenses (two of those have since permanently shut down). Applications for an additional 13 renewals are currently under review. Information about these reviews can be found on the NRC website.

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