- Location: Brownville, Nebraska
- Owner: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)
- Operator: NPPD with support by Entergy Nuclear
- Construction Cost: $1.5B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 800 MW
- Property Size: 1,200 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 730
- Expected Shut Down Date: 2034
- Current DTF Balance: $610M (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $940M (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $640M (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 510 metric tons
The Cooper nuclear power station consists of a single boiling water reactor. Construction began in 1968 with licensed operations commencing in 1974.
In 2010, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Cooper a twenty-year license renewal, extending its licensed operational life to 2034.
The Cooper nuclear power plant is located within Nemaha County, Nebraska. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 7,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $47,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.4%
The Cooper Nuclear Station employs 680 full-time workers with an annual payroll totaling $76 million (2017$), including benefits. The plant contributes approximately $66M in annual economic benefits to the five surrounding counties: Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe and Richardson.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Mark Werthmann, Denver Regional Office, t: (913) 894-1586, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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