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History of Zion Station

Significant events in the history of Zion Station.

Milestones

  • Construction permit issued: December 1968
  • Operating license issued: April 6, 1973 for Unit 1 and Nov. 14, 1973 for Unit 2
  • Commercial operations achieved: December 1973 for Unit 1 and September 1974 for Unit 2
  • Final reactor operation: Feb. 21, 1997 for Unit 1 and Sept. 19, 1996 for Unit 2
  • All fuel removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool: April 27, 1997 for Unit 1 and Feb. 25, 1998 for Unit 2
  • Cessation of operations : Jan.15, 1998
  • Decommissioning began: Sept. 1, 2010

History of Zion Station