United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Kewaunee Power Station

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Kewaunee, WI
License No.: DPR-43
Docket No.: 50-305
License Status: Transitioning to SAFSTOR
Project Manager: Thomas Wengert

2.0 Site Status Summary

Kewaunee Power Station was a 1,772 Mwt, pressurized water reactor that was operated from December of 1973 to May 14, 2013, the date that it completed permanent defueling of its reactor vessel.

The facility is currently transitioning to a SAFSTOR condition. Kewaunee submitted is post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) on February 26, 2013. Current planning is to transfer the entire spent fuel pool inventory to dry cask storage by 2020. License termination is scheduled in 2073.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

The are no major technical issues at this time. Regulatory activity focuses on license amendments to adapt the operating plant license to the needs of the post-shutdown functions of the facility. Exemption activity focuses on adapting the application of the regulations to post-shutdown requirements related to security, emergency planning, finance and insurance.

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

The Kewaunee Power Station permanently ceased power operations on May 7, 2013. The facility completed permanent defueling of the reactor vessel on May 14, 2013, and certified permanent defueling of the reactor vessel on the same day. The facility retains its Part 50 license with authorizations to store fuel at this time. Current planning is the complete removal of fuel from the spent fuel pool to the ISFSI in 2020. Termination of the Part 50 license is planned for 2073, at which time the site will be available for unrestricted use.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, February 06, 2015