Peach Bottom 2 & 3

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Delta, Pennsylvania
  • Owner: Constellation (50%) PSEG (50%)
  • Operator: Constellation
  • Construction Cost: $3.6B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 2,600 MW (Combined)
  • Property Size: 620 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 860
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 2 (2053), Unit 3 (2054)
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.2B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.8B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.4B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,933 metric tons
Peach Bottom 2 & 3 photo


The Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station consists of two boiling water reactors. Construction began on Units 2 & 3 in 1968 with licensed operations commencing in 1974.

In 2003, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Peach Bottom a twenty-year license renewal for both units 2 & 3. Their licensed operational life extends to 2033 and 2034 respectively.


The Peach Bottom nuclear power plant is located within York County, Pennsylvania. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 446,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $46,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.0%

The annual payroll at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is approximately $84M and in 2017 the plant contributed $1.5M in property tax payments.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

  • Christopher Casper, Philadelphia Regional Office, t: (215) 597-1074, e: [email protected]

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Contact

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].

Additional Information

Peach Bottom nuclear plant gets 20-year extension

March 7, 2020

Peach Bottom nuclear plant gets 20-year extensionPeach Bottom Atomic Power Station (Photo: submitted) A York County nuclear plant is now licensed to operate an additional 20 years past its 60-year license. On Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the extension request from Exelon Generation for Units 2 and 3 Friday after a lengthy 20-month review […]

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