- Location: Clark Township, Arkansas
- Owner: Entergy Arkansas
- Operator: Entergy Nuclear
- Construction Cost: $3.1B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 1,800 MW (combined)
- Property Size: 1,100 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 900
- Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2034), Unit 2 (2038)
- Projected DTF Balance at Shut Down: $1.4B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.0B (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,494 tons
The Arkansas nuclear power station consists of two pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1968 with licensed operations commencing in 1974.
In 2001 (for Unit 1) and 2005 (for Unit 2), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted each reactor a twenty-year license renewal, extending their licensed operational life to 2034 and 2038 respectively.
The Arkansas nuclear power plant is located within Pope County, Arkansas. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 68,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $33,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.4%
The Arkansas nuclear power plant employs 900 workers who receive an annual payroll of approximately $93 million. Then plant annually pays upwards of $8 million in state and local taxes.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Vicki Hendershot, Austin Regional Office, t: (225) 964-6858, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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- Location: Lacey Township, New Jersey
- Owner: Exelon
- Construction Cost: $600M (2018$)
- Plant Output: 620 MW
- Facility Size: 770 acres
- Status: Shut Down (September 2018)
- Employees: 500 (during operations)
- DTF Balance at Shut Down: $900M (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1,200M (2018$)
Oyster Creek first came online in 1969, received a license renewal from the NRC in 2009 and was licensed to operate until 2029. In 2011, Exelon informed the NRC that in 2019 the plant would permanently cease power operations due to economic considerations. To that end, the plant’s Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report was submitted to the NRC in May of 2018. In October 2018, Exelon ceased operations at Oyster Creek and the plant was operationally closed.
In July of 2018, Exelon announced a decommissioning agreement with Holtec International. Under the terms of the agreement, Holtec will assume ownership of the site, real property and spent nuclear fuel. In addition, and as the site’s owner, Holtec will manage all site decommissioning and restoration activities. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant is located within Ocean County, New Jersey. As of 2016:
- Population: 600,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $32,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3%
During operations, the plant annually contributed approximately $2.3M in property taxes and $11.1M in Energy Tax Receipts to the local municipality.
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