NRC seeks comment on Limerick license renewal document

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking comment on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) connected with a 20-year license renewal request for Exelon’s (NYSE:EXC) Limerick Units 1 and 2 in Pennsylvania.

Limerick is a station with two boiling water reactors (BWRs) with a combined generating capacity of more than 2,200 MW. Limerick Units 1 and 2 came online in 1986 and 1990 respectively. The station is located in Pottstown, Pa.

Limerick is built on a 600-acre site and draws its cooling water from the Schuylkill River.  Units 1 and 2 received their operating licenses from the NRC in 1984 and 1989, respectively, according to an Exelon website.

Comments are due by June 27, according to a May 7 notice in the Federal Register.  

Two public meetings will be held in Pottstown on May 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. NRC has published a draft plant-specific supplement 49 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG–1437.

About Wayne Barber 4201 Articles
Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at