DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC to Review Subsequent License Renewal Application for Peach Bottom Reactors
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Aug. 29.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review an application from Exelon
Generation Company, LLC, to renew for an additional 20 years the operating licenses of Peach Bottom
Units 2 and 3, located near Lancaster, Pa. Exelon submitted its subsequent license renewal application
on July 10.
The application, which excludes proprietary details, is available on the NRC website. Exelon is
seeking a subsequent renewal for the two Peach Bottom units, located approximately 18 miles south of
Lancaster. The NRC approved the initial license renewal for both units in May 2003, with Unit 2
currently licensed to operate through Aug. 8, 2033, and Unit 3 through July 2, 2034.
Accepting the application for review, or “docketing” the application, does not indicate whether
the Commission will approve or reject the request. More information regarding subsequent license
renewal is available on the NRC website.
The NRC will soon publish in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to intervene in an
adjudicatory hearing. The notice will include the deadline for filing petitions to intervene, by anyone
whose interest may be affected by the proposed license renewal and who wishes to participate as a
party in the proceeding. More information on the hearing process is available on the NRC website.
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