Basic Facts:

  • 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
LaCrosse Photo


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.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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