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Spent Nuclear Fuel

Release date: December 7, 2015
Revised: February 3, 2016 (revision)

Next release date: Late 2018

Table 2. Nuclear power plant data as of June 30, 2013
Reactor name State Reactor type Reactor vendora Core size (number of assemblies) Startup date (year) b License expiration (year) Actual retirement (year)
Arkansas Nuclear 1 AR PWR B&W 177 1974 2034  
Arkansas Nuclear 2 AR PWR CE 177 1978 2038  
Beaver Valley 1 PA PWR WE 157 1976 2036  
Beaver Valley 2 PA PWR WE 157 1987 2047  
Big Rock Point MI BWR GE 84 1964 2057 1997
Braidwood 1 IL PWR WE 193 1987 2046*  
Braidwood 2 IL PWR WE 193 1988 2047*  
Browns Ferry 1 AL BWR GE 764 1973 2033  
Browns Ferry 2 AL BWR GE 764 1974 2034  
Browns Ferry 3 AL BWR GE 764 1976 2036  
Brunswick 1 NC BWR GE 560 1976 2036  
Brunswick 2 NC BWR GE 560 1974 2034  
Byron 1 IL PWR WE 193 1985 2044*  
Byron 2 IL PWR WE 193 1987 2046*  
Callaway MO PWR WE 193 1984 2044*  
Calvert Cliffs 1 MD PWR CE 217 1974 2034  
Calvert Cliffs 2 MD PWR CE 217 1976 2036  
Catawba 1 SC PWR WE 193 1985 2043  
Catawba 2 SC PWR WE 193 1986 2043  
Clinton 1 IL BWR GE 624 1987 2026  
Columbia WA BWR GE 764 1984 2043  
Comanche Peak 1 TX PWR WE 193 1990 2030  
Comanche Peak 2 TX PWR WE 193 1993 2033  
Cook 1 MI PWR WE 193 1974 2034  
Cook 2 MI PWR WE 193 1977 2037  
Cooper Station NE BWR GE 548 1974 2034  
Crystal River 3 FL PWR B&W 177 1976 2016 2013
Davis-Besse OH PWR B&W 177 1977 2017  
Diablo Canyon 1 CA PWR WE 193 1984 2024  
Diablo Canyon 2 CA PWR WE 193 1985 2025  
Dresden 1 IL BWR GE 464 1959 2029 1978
Dresden 2 IL BWR GE 724 1969 2029  
Dresden 3 IL BWR GE 724 1971 2031  
Duane Arnold IA BWR GE 368 1974 2034  
Enrico Fermi 2 MI BWR GE 764 1985 2025  
Farley 1 AL PWR WE 157 1977 2037  
Farley 2 AL PWR WE 157 1981 2041  
Fitzpatrick NY BWR GE 560 1974 2034  
Fort Calhoun NE PWR CE 133 1973 2033  
Ginna NY PWR WE 121 1969 2029  
Grand Gulf 1 MS BWR GE 800 1984 2024  
Haddam Neck CT PWR WE 157 1967 NA 1996
Harris 1 NC PWR WE 157 1986 2046  
Hatch 1 GA BWR GE 560 1974 2034  
Hatch 2 GA BWR GE 560 1978 2038  
Hope Creek NJ BWR GE 764 1986 2046  
Humboldt Bay CA BWR GE 184 1962 2025 1976
Indian Point 1 NY PWR B&W 120 1962 2013 1974
Indian Point 2 NY PWR WE 193 1973 2013  
Indian Point 3 NY PWR WE 193 1975 2015  
Kewaunee WI PWR WE 121 1973 2033 2013
La Crosse WI BWR AC 72 1967 2031 1987
LaSalle County 1 IL BWR GE 764 1982 2022  
LaSalle County 2 IL BWR GE 764 1983 2023  
Limerick 1 PA BWR GE 764 1985 2024  
Limerick 2 PA BWR GE 764 1989 2029  
Maine Yankee ME PWR CE 217 1973 NA 1996
McGuire 1 NC PWR WE 193 1981 2041  
McGuire 2 NC PWR WE 193 1983 2043  
Millstone 1 CT BWR GE 580 1970 NA 1998
Millstone 2 CT PWR CE 217 1975 2035  
Millstone 3 CT PWR WE 193 1986 2045  
Monticello MN BWR GE 484 1970 2030  
Nine Mile Point 1 NY BWR GE 532 1969 2029  
Nine Mile Point 2 NY BWR GE 764 1987 2046  
North Anna 1 VA PWR WE 157 1978 2038  
North Anna 2 VA PWR WE 157 1980 2040  
Oconee 1 SC PWR B&W 177 1973 2033  
Oconee 2 SC PWR B&W 177 1973 2033  
Oconee 3 SC PWR B&W 177 1974 2034  
Oyster Creek NJ BWR GE 560 1969 2029  
Palisades MI PWR CE 204 1971 2031  
Palo Verde 1 AZ PWR CE 241 1985 2045  
Palo Verde 2 AZ PWR CE 241 1986 2046  
Palo Verde 3 AZ PWR CE 241 1987 2047  
Peach Bottom 2 PA BWR GE 764 1973 2033  
Peach Bottom 3 PA BWR GE 764 1974 2034  
Perry 1 OH BWR GE 748 1986 2026  
Pilgrim 1 MA BWR GE 580 1972 2032  
Point Beach 1 WI PWR WE 121 1970 2030  
Point Beach 2 WI PWR WE 121 1971 2033  
Prairie Island 1 MN PWR WE 121 1973 2033  
Prairie Island 2 MN PWR WE 121 1974 2034  
Quad Cities 1 IL BWR GE 724 1972 2032  
Quad Cities 2 IL BWR GE 724 1972 2032  
Rancho Seco CA PWR B&W 177 1974 2008 1989
River Bend 1 LA BWR GE 624 1985 2025  
Robinson 2 SC PWR WE 157 1970 2030  
Salem 1 NJ PWR WE 193 1976 2036  
Salem 2 NJ PWR WE 193 1981 2040  
San Onofre 1 CA PWR WE 157 1967 2053 1992
San Onofre 2 CA PWR CE 217 1982 2073 2013
San Onofre 3 CA PWR CE 217 1982 2073 2013
Seabrook NH PWR WE 193 1990 2030  
Sequoyah 1 TN PWR WE 193 1980 2040*  
Sequoyah 2 TN PWR WE 193 1981 2041*  
South Texas 1 TX PWR WE 193 1988 2027  
South Texas 2 TX PWR WE 193 1989 2028  
St. Lucie 1 FL PWR CE 217 1976 2036  
St. Lucie 2 FL PWR CE 217 1983 2043  
Summer 1 SC PWR WE 157 1982 2042  
Surry 1 VA PWR WE 157 1972 2032  
Surry 2 VA PWR WE 157 1973 2033  
Susquehanna 1 PA BWR GE 764 1982 2042  
Susquehanna 2 PA BWR GE 764 1984 2044  
Three Mile Island 1 PA PWR B&W 177 1974 2034  
Trojan OR PWR WE 193 1975 NA 1992
Turkey Point 3 FL PWR WE 157 1972 2032  
Turkey Point 4 FL PWR WE 157 1973 2033  
Vermont Yankee VT BWR GE 368 1972 2032 2015*
Vogtle 1 GA PWR WE 193 1987 2047  
Vogtle 2 GA PWR WE 193 1989 2049  
Waterford 3 LA PWR CE 217 1985 2024  
Watts Bar 1 TN PWR WE 193 1996 2035  
Wolf Creek 1 KS PWR WE 193 1985 2045  
Yankee Rowe MA PWR WE 76 1960 NA 1991
Zion 1 IL PWR WE 193 1973 2013 1997
Zion 2 IL PWR WE 193 1973 2013 1996

a Vendor codes are as follows: AC=Allis Chalmers; B&W=Babcock & Wilcox Company; CE=ABB Combustion Engineering; GE=GE Nuclear Energy; WE= Westinghouse.
bStartup Date is the date the unit received its full-power operating license.
*These dates were updated after data collection was completed for Form GC-859.
PWR = Pressurized-water reactor; BWR = Boiling-water reactor.
NA = Not available.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form GC-859, "Nuclear Fuel Data Survey" (2013).

More spent fuel tables:
Table 1. U.S. spent nuclear fuel discharged and stored at commercial sites
Table 3. Annual commercial spent fuel discharges and burnup, 1968 - June 30, 2013