United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

General Electric Co. – Vallecitos Experimental Superheat Reactor (VESR)

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Research and Test Reactor Facility
Location: Sunol, CA
License No.: DR-10
Docket No.: 50-183
License Status: SAFSTOR
Project Manager: Jack Parrott

2.0 Site Status Summary

On April 15, 1970, NRC authorized the licensee to possess but not operate the reactor. The license was renewed on June 11, 1976, to expire in 2016. The facility has been maintained in SAFSTOR condition. The facility is next to the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor which is also in SAFSTOR. The licensee plans to maintain the facility in SAFSTOR until other ongoing nuclear and radioactive activities are also to be decommissioned to provide an integrated site decommission.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

None

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

2019

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, March 28, 2014