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Wednesday
Jul112018

Exelon applies for 80 years of operation at Fukushima Daiichi twin design reactors

As reported by World Nuclear News Daily:

Exelon Generation submitted an application yesterday with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a second licence renewal for its two-unit Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. The application makes it the first boiling water reactor plant to seek a licence extension to 80 years of operation. If approved, it will extend the plant's two operating licences to 2053 and 2054.

Peach Bottom is a two unit nuclear power plant. One reactor is 44 years old, the other 45 years old. They are Fukushima Daiichi twin designs, General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactors.