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. 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. The licensee submitted the PSDAR, site-specific cost estimate, and fuel management plant on February 14, 2000. Decontamination and dismantlement began in 2011. 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. The LTP was approved in September 2018. All of the above grade plant structures have been removed. Final site survey and license reduction to the ISFSI is currently planned for 2020.

Remaining regulatory activity includes the review of the licensee's final status surveys and the performance of NRC confirmatory radiological surveys prior to license termination.

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4.0 Estimated Date For Closure


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