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Ford Nuclear Reactor (University of Michigan)

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Research and Test Reactor Facility
Location: Ann Arbor,MI
License No.: R-28
Docket No.: 50-2
License Status: DECON
Project Manager: Ted Smith

2.0 Site Status Summary

The construction of the Ford Nuclear Reactor (FNR), located in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory (PML), began in 1956. The PML is a four story, reinforced concrete building. The FNR and PML are located on the North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The reactor was a 2 Megawatt (MW), open pool reactor facility. After the initial startup of the FNR in 1957, the reactor ceased operations on July 3, 2003. The decommissioning plan for the FNR was approved on June 26, 2006. The FNR is de-fueled, and D&D work has been completed. The Final Status Survey Plan has been submitted and is under NRC Staff review.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

None

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

2015

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