Seabrook Station

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Seabrook, New Hampshire
  • Owner: NextEra Energy Resources
  • Operator: NextEra Energy Resources
  • Construction Cost: $15.7B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,200 MW
  • Property Size: 900 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 500
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2030
  • Current DTF Balance: $690M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $890M (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $530M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 627 metric tons
Seabrook Photo


The Seabrook nuclear power station consists of a single pressurized water reactor. Construction began in 1976 with licensed operations commencing in 1990.

In 1990, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Seabrook a twenty-year license. Its licensed operational life extends to 2030.


The Seabrook nuclear power plant is located within Rockingham County, New Hampshire. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 306,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $65,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 2.9%

The Seabrook nuclear station employs 500 full-time workers, with annual payroll totaling approximately $100M. Seabrook contributes approximately $23M in state and local taxes annually.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

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].

Additional Information

Seabrook nuclear plant faces ongoing challenge of managing concrete degradation

July 12, 2023

Seabrook nuclear plant faces ongoing challenge of managing concrete degradationSeabrook Station is currently the only American nuclear power plant exhibiting concrete degradation, according to the NRC.

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Massachusetts lawmakers seek delay in Seabrook, New Hampshire, nuclear plant license renewal

January 23, 2019
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NRC Takes No Issue with Aging Concrete at Seabrook Nuclear Plant After Inspection

December 19, 2018
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Seabrook tax rate stays flat but tax bills going up

December 19, 2018
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