Reactor Dismantlement History - USA only
Power, Test, and Research Reactors Scheduled for Dismantlement
revised 13 January 2016

The below table lists reactors that are closed and also reactors that are planned on being closed in near future.

Plant/Facility currently closed
Estimated Start of Reactor Disassembly
Comments
Crystal River 3 - a single 860 MWe B&W PWR.
2064
Closed 2013. As of December 2013, Duke says SAFSTOR for 60-years, D&D complete 2074.
Dresden-1 is a 210 MWe GE BWR
2029-2031 (NRC web page)
Closed. No significant dismantlement reactor related is underway (SFP is decommissioned). DP approved 1993. To be dismantled with units 2 and 3 (they are licensed until 2031). Was closed in 1978
GE-VBWR (Vallecitos)
closure estimated 2019
Closed. No plans for significant dismantlement in the foreseeable future.
Indian Point 1 - a 275 MWe PWR
unknown
Closed. Plans are for D&D to be done with Unit-2. NRC web site says 2026. Has been closed since 1974.
James A. FitzPatrick - 838 MWe GE BWR-4
unknown
Active. Entergy announced on November 2, 2015 that it will close the plant in later 2016 or early 2017 because of economic reasons.
Kewaunee - 570 MWe (W) PWR
after 2050
Closed 2013. Fuel will be put in an ISFSI by 2020. Reactor work after 2050.
Oyster Creek - a 650 MWe GE BWR
unknown
Active. Closure planned by December 31, 2019 (per Exelon December 2010 announcement). To stay open longer, upgraded cooling towers needed.
Peach Bottom 1 - helium cooled / graphite 40 MWe design
unknown
Closed. Plans are for D&D to be done with Units 2 and 3 due for shutdown (licenses expires in 2033/2034).
Pilgrim - 685 MWe GE BWR-3
unknown
Active. Entergy announced on October 13, 2015 that it will close the plant by June 2019 because of economic reasons.
San Onofre 2/3 (SONGS-2 & 3)
RVI segmentation planned 2015-2019.
Closed 2013 (both Units 2 & 3). SCE is in process of selecting the general contractor to do the decommissioning.
Vermont Yankee - a single 500 MWe GE BWR
unknown
Closed December 29, 2014. The state is wanting commitment for an early and full decommissioning.

The below table lists reactors that could be announcing a closure date soon. This listing is based on recent announcements or publications that have creditability to them.

Plant/Facility pending closure
Estimated Start of Reactor Disassembly
Comments
Byron - qty (2) 1168 MWe (w) PWR
unknown
September 10, 2015: Decision by Exelon to close this plant to be made in 2016. Exelon says will keep open until at least through May 2019.
Clinton - a single 1000 MWe GE BWR
unknown

December 17, 2015: Plant has lost $350M past 6 years (Paul Adams, Exelon).
October 29, 2015: Decision by Exelon to close this plant to be made in 2016.
Plans to sell power through 2017.
Feb 2014: Exelon CEO Christopher Crane: "...We will be obligated to shut units down...". Industry tags Clinton and Quad Cities most probable.

Indian Point 2 & 3 - 1000 MWe (w) PWR
unknown
Sep 2013: Unit 2 is in it's "Period of Extended Operation" (PEO) while waiting for license extension approval. NYC mayor is wanting both remaining units to shut down.
Palisades - a single 800 MWe CE PWR
unknown
January 7, 2016: Robert Walton reports that NRC denied calls for a hearing on brittle RV.
July 2013: A report by Mark Cooper noted that a 2017 closure could happen because of "brittle" metal around the reactor.
Quad Cities - qty (2) 850 MWe GE BWR
unknown
September 10, 2015: Decision by Exelon to close this plant to be made in 2016. Exelon says will keep open until at least through mid 2018. Has sold power up to May 31, 2018, but expected to loose $50M per year.
Feb 2014: Exelon warns they may shut down low/no profit plants. Industry tags Clinton and Quad Cities most probable.
TMI-1 - a single 852 MWe B&W PWR
unknown
Oct 2, 2015: TMI-1 bid price for selling power for period of June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 was too high and was not accepted. Low gas and funded energy prices to blame. Exelon says no plans for layoff during 2018-2019.

Our priority is power producing PWR's and BWR's in the United States; University "swimming pool" type reactors generally will not be listed here. We will add non-USA facilities if we are provided with the information.

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