United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > Facility Info Finder > Sites Undergoing Decommissioning > Research & Test Reactors > Ford Nuclear Reactor (University of Michigan)

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 FNR is de-fueled. The decommissioning plan for the FNR was approved on June 26, 2006. FNR is currently undergoing decommissioning. University of Michigan has not submitted a complete Final Status Survey Plan.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues


4.0 Estimated Date For Closure


Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, February 20, 2014