United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Zion Units 1 & 2

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Zion, IL
License No.: DPR-39 & DPR-48
Docket No.: 50-295 & 50-304
License Status: DECON
Project Manager: John Hickman

2.0 Site Status Summary

Zion Units 1 and 2 were permanently shut down on February 13, 1998. The fuel was transferred to the spent fuel pool, and the owner submitted the certification of fuel transfer on March 9, 1998. The owner submitted the PSDAR, site-specific cost estimate, and fuel management plant on February 14, 2000.  Decontamination and dismantlement  began in 2011 and continue to date. Final site survey and license reduction to the ISFSI is currently planned for 2019 - 2020.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

On September 1, 2010, the facility license was transferred from Exelon to ZionSolutions for the express purpose of expediting the decommissioning of the site. ZionSolutions is using a rip and ship process that will reduce the labor intensive separation of contaminated materials and transport the facility in bulk to the EnergySolutions disposal site in Utah and to WCS in Texas. Completion of fuel transfer to the ISFSI was completed in January 2015. Submittal of the LTP occurred in December 2014, and an NRC LTP public meeting was held in April 2015. License termination is slated for 2020.

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

12/31/2020

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, June 03, 2015