Dresden - Unit 1

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Morris, IL
License No.: DPR-2
Docket No.: 50-0010
License Status: SAFSTOR
Project Manager: Tanya Hood

2.0 Site Status Summary

Dresden Unit 1 produced power commercially from 1960 to October 31, 1978.  The plant shut down in October 1978 and is currently in SAFSTOR. The decommissioning plan was approved in September 1993. No significant dismantlement activities are underway. All spent fuel from Dresden Unit 1 has been transferred to the on-site Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). During the SAFSTOR period (through 2027), the Unit 1 facility will be subjected to periodic inspection and monitoring. The licensee expects that the decontamination and dismantlement of Dresden Unit 1 will take place from 2029 through 2031. A four-year site restoration delay will follow the major decontamination and dismantlement of Dresden Unit 1 to allow for the decontamination and dismantlement of Units 2 and 3, with completion of these activities tentatively planned for 2035. Site restoration is planned for in 2035 and 2036, with the demolition of the remaining structures and removal of contaminated soil. The licensee plans to conduct a final site survey in late 2036. The licensee will monitor the Dresden ISFSI complex with site security and periodic inspections until final transfer of the spent fuel to the Department of Energy for disposal.

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