Peach Bottom - Unit 1

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Delta, PA
License No.: DPR-12
Docket No.: 50-171
License Status: SAFSTOR
Project Manager: Tanya Hood

2.0 Site Status Summary

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 1 was a 200 Mwt, high temperature, gas cooled reactor that was operated from June of 1967 to its final shutdown on October 31, 1974. All spent fuel has been removed from the site, and the spent fuel pool is drained and decontaminated. The spent fuel was shipped to a U.S. Department of Energy facility in Idaho. The reactor vessel, primary system piping, and steam generators remain in place.

The facility is currently in a SAFSTOR condition. Decommissioning activities which resulted in the present facility status were completed in February 1978. The post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) meeting was held on June 29, 1998. For licensees that submitted a Decommissioning Plan prior to August 28, 1996, as is the case for this site, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory considers the Decommissioning Plan and the associated environmental review to be the PSDAR.

The facility retains its Part 50 license [Possession Only] but is no longer authorized to operate or place fuel in the reactor vessel. Final decommissioning is not expected until after the permanent shutdown of Units 2 and 3.

The following decommissioning transition licensing actions are ongoing:

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4.0 Estimated Date For Closure


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