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The License Renewal Process

A team of Exelon Nuclear employees dedicated to license renewal projects evaluated hundreds of systems and structures, more than 150,000 components and approximately 45 aging management programs for inclusion in Limerick's license renewal application.

To receive license renewal approval, a nuclear plant must pass a rigorous process set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  First, the plant must submit an application to the NRC for renewal.  The application will include general, environmental and technical information in compliance with federal regulations.  Exelon Nuclear submitted its 2,000-page application to the NRC in June 2011. 

With submittal of the license renewal application, the NRC's license renewal application review process will begin.  The public is involved throughout the process.  The NRC will hold meetings for the public to provide comments on aspects of the application.  These meetings will be posted to this site as well as on the NRC’s Web site.

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The NRC License Renewal Review Schedule

The NRC's schedule for its review of Limerick's license renewal application can be found in the license renewal section of the NRC’s Web site.


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