- Location: Genoa, Wisconsin
- Owner: Dairyland Power Cooperative
- Plant Output: 50 MW
- Property Size: 50 acres
- Status: Decommissioning
- Current DTF Balance: $7M (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel On Site: 38 metric tons
La Crosse was a 50 MW boiling water reactor. Construction started in 1967 and the plant began licensed operations in 1969. Citing economic considerations, the plant owners ceased operations in 1987.
In 1991, the plant was placed in SAFSTOR status and spent fuel was placed in dry storage in 2012. In 2016, the plant’s license was transferred to LaCrosse Solutions (a subsidiary of Energy Solutions) for the purposes of decommissioning. Decommissioning activities at the site are substantially complete.
The La Crosse nuclear power plant is located within Vernon County, Wisconsin. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 31,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $39,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.1%
Wisconsin law provides for a special shared revenue payment for nuclear facilities. The Village of Genoa, the Town of Genoa and Vernon County each receive $50,000 annually from the state for this purpose.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Lee J. Shirey, Chicago Regional Office, t: (312) 789-9751, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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