Constellation Energy Generation LLC wants to go for 80 years for its two reactors at the Dresden Nuclear Power Station in Morris, Illinois, after the company applied to renew its operating license.

Constellation Energy Generation filed the application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on April 17, seeking to renew the licenses at the facility from 60 to 80 years. Dresden’s two boiling-water reactors are approximately 23 miles southwest of Joliet, Illinois.

Dresden Unit 2 is currently under license to operate through Dec. 22, 2029, and Unit 3 through Jan. 12, 2031.

The NRC staff is reviewing the application to determine if it has sufficient information to complete the agency’s extensive safety and environmental reviews. If the application is determined to be complete, the staff will docket it and publish a notice of opportunity to request an adjudicatory hearing before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.

Information about the license renewal process is available on the NRC website. Copies of the Dresden subsequent license renewal application will be available at the Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty Street in Morris; and the Coal City Public Library District, 85 North Garfield Street in Coal City, Illinois.

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Constellation’s application is now available for public inspection on the NRC website.


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