NRC grants Limerick reactors license renewal

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Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined to renew the operating licenses for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 reactors at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania, for 20 additional years of operation.  In September, the NRC published its report which concluded that the potential environmental impacts of operation wouldn’t preclude license renewal.

The Unit 1 reactor license will expire on October 26th, 2044, and June 22, 2049 for Unit 2.  Construction began on the Limerick reactors on a 600-acre site in 1974, and they began operations in 1984 (Unit 1) and 1986 (Unit 2).

Currently, 75 nuclear reactors have received license renewals from the NRC.

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