Exelon seeks license renewal for LaSalle nuclear plant

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) said Dec. 9 that it has filed a license renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for both units of the LaSalle nuclear plant in Illinois.

Unit 1 is currently licensed to operate until 2022 and Unit 2 until 2023.

The application begins a multi-year review by the NRC to extend the station’s license by 20 additional years.

Each of the two LaSalle units are boiling water reactors with a capacity of more than 1,100 MW each.

The dual unit station can produce enough power for more than two million homes, Exelon said. Exelon has done two years of work in advance of the license renewal application.

LaSalle is about 75 miles southwest of Chicago.

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