Site Status Summary – spent fuel status & schedule
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek) was a 1,930 Mwt, boiling water reactor that began
operation in 1969 and was permanently shut down on September 17, 2018. By letter dated September 25,
2018, Exelon Generation Company (Exelon), prior owner of the facility, certified that all fuel had been
removed from the reactor.
To view previous operating reactor information for Oyster Creek, please visit the Operating section above.
On August 31, 2018, Exelon and Holtec submitted a License Transfer Application (LTA) requesting NRC
approval to transfer the Oyster Creek Renewed Facility Operating License and the General License for the
Oyster Creek Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) to Oyster Creek Environmental
Protection, LLC (OCEP), as the licensed owner and to Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), as the
licensed operator. The license transfer was approved by the NRC staff and became effective on July 1,
2019. The NRC staff reviewed the revised PSDAR submitted by HDI on September 28, 2018, which includes a
revised Site-Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate and notified the NRC of changes to accelerate the
schedule for the prompt decommissioning (DECON)
of Oyster Creek. Partial site release (except for ISFSI) is scheduled for 2025 and license
termination would take place by 2035.
There are no major technical issues at this time
Major Technical or Regulatory Issues
Estimated Date for Closure