Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station

Life cycle timeline consisting of 6 various stages of status (Pre-Licensing, Licensing, Construction, Operating, Operating with Intent to Decommission, Decommissioning) with the current status(s) shown in color, and the other available status are greyed out

Location: Forked River, NJ (9 miles S of Toms River, NJ) in Region I
Licensee: Exelon Generation Co., LLC
Operating License: Issued – 07/02/1991
Renewed Operating License:  Issued – 06/03/2009
License Expires – 04/09/2029
Docket Number: 05000219

Facility Type: Power Reactor, Boiling Water Reactor
Licensed MWt: 1,930
Reactor Vendor/Type: General Electric Type 2
Containment Type: Wet, Mark I

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1.0 Site Identification

License Status: DECON
Permanantly Shutdown: 09/17/2018
Fuel Removed: 09/25/2018
Estimated Closure: 2035
Project Manager: Marlayna Doell

2.0 Site Status Summary

Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek) was a 1,930 Mwt, boiling water reactor that began operation in 1969 and was permanently shut down on September 17, 2018. By letter dated September 25, 2018, Exelon Generation Company (Exelon), prior owner of the facility, certified that all fuel had been removed from the reactor.

To view previous operating reactor information for Oyster Creek, please visit the Operating section above.

On August 31, 2018, Exelon and Holtec submitted a License Transfer Application (LTA) requesting NRC approval to transfer the Oyster Creek Renewed Facility Operating License and the General License for the Oyster Creek Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, LLC (OCEP), as the licensed owner and to Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), as the licensed operator. The license transfer was approved by the NRC staff and became effective on July 1, 2019. The NRC staff reviewed the revised PSDAR submitted by HDI on September 28, 2018, which includes a revised Site-Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate and notified the NRC of changes to accelerate the schedule for the prompt decommissioning (DECON) of Oyster Creek. Partial site release (except for ISFSI) is scheduled for 2025 and license termination would take place by 2035.

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4.0 Estimated Date for Closure

Calendar year 2035

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, August 15, 2022