DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Renews Operating License of Waterford Nuclear Power Plant
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Dec. 31.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Waterford Steam
Electric Station for an additional 20 years.
Waterford’s license will now expire Dec. 18, 2044. The plant has a single pressurized-water
reactor, located in Killona, La., approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans. The operator, Entergy
Operations Inc., submitted the renewal application in March 2016.
The NRC staff review of the application proceeded on two tracks. A safety evaluation report
was issued Aug. 17, and a supplemental environmental impact statement was issued Nov. 20. These
documents, as well as other information regarding the Waterford license renewal application, are
Renewal of the Waterford operating licenses brings to 93 the number of commercial nuclear
power reactors with renewed licenses (four of those have since permanently shut down). Several
applications for additional renewal are currently under review. Information about reactor license
renewal is available on the NRC website.
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